Would regulate chemical's use in furniture, other products
Furniture Today, June 24, 2010
The legislation will now head to the president to be signed into law. He is expected to do so next Tuesday or Wednesday.
The bill is intended to protect consumers from hazardous levels of formaldehyde, used as a chemical bonding agent in composite panel. It would apply to domestic and foreign-made products, according to one of the bill's sponsors, Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho.
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