Formaldehyde limit in wood products spurs green alternatives

07/19/2010 | USA Today

A U.S. law restricting the amount of formaldehyde in wood products may lead to greener but more expensive home furniture, writes Jayne O'Donnell in this blog post. The measure will likely increase the awareness of consumers regarding the extensive use of formaldehyde in Chinese-sourced plywood as well as in home trailers delivered to Hurricane Katrina victims. U.S.-produced plywood is dried using a method that doesn't require glues containing formaldehyde.

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