ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN / RED
Issue of Concern
Timber Certification: The
timber sourced is not Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified as
a means to verify origin of timber source. However timber does
contain 87% reclaimed content helping to minimise impacts from
forestry plantations. Various timber certification schemes are
currently in operation in regards to the sustainable and
responsible management of forests as sources of wood. According to
ecospecifier, an analysis of the various timber certification
schemes reveals that the FSC is the most rigorous and robust
certification, due to the stringent criteria followed (e.g. FSC is
the only scheme based on a clear set of minimum performance based
criteria, prohibits the conversion of forests to plantations, and
also prohibits the use of GMO tress and toxic baiting). See Timber
Technical Guide for further information.
Red Light Comment
Minor OH&S Issue: Wood
dust is classified as carcinogenic (group 1) to humans by the IARC.
As the product is used in solid form it is not considered to be of
risk in use. This Red Light Comment relates to OH&S,
if machining, sawing, drilling, routing, laser cutting or sanding
is to be done. Personal protective equipment can be worn to
minimise dust level exposure resulting from such activities.