Formaldehyde emission standards
There are many different standards for formaldehyde emissions around the world. The three most common used ones are shown and compared to each other in the table below. The international tendency is in lower the emissions to zero emissions.
|Name:||European formaldehyde emission standard [EN]||Japanese Industrial Standard [JAS]||California Air Resources Board [CARB]
|Validity:||European and EU countries||Japan ||California and other US States
|Norms/Testing:||"EN 13986 |
EN 120 (Perforator)
EN 717-1 (Chamber)
EN 717-2 (Gas- analysis)
EN 717-3 (Flask)"
|JIS A1460 (desiccator)||"ATCM 93120 (airborne toxic control measure) in
ASTM E1333 or ASTM D6007 chamber"
0.124mg/m3 = 0.099ppm
|F**** 0.04ppm |
|CARB Phase 2 0.05ppm
CARB Phase 1 0.08ppm
Timber construction standards
The actual standards can be seen here: