ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN / RED LIGHTS
The products contain wood fibre that is has been FSC certified. FSC provides the most credible and robust guarantee that wood-based products come from sustainably managed forests. A percentage of the wood fibre is sourced from Forestry plantations Queensland, which is certified to the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS). However, LK International does not currently have CoC certification to guarantee the products contain AFS certified wood fibre; but can provide a formal letter of guarantee from the supplier that only Alpine E0 MRMDF is ordered and supplied.
MINOR: Products contain wood. Dust from sawing and forming operations will contain 78% - 85% soft wood dust, similar to any other wood products. Wood dust has been classed as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Precautions for workers such as reducing exposure to product in dust form and using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), mitigate potential issues to low risk in accordance with an ecospecifier Risk Assessment.
MINOR: All three products contain less than 5% phenol formaldehyde resin. Phenol formaldehyde has human health Risk Phrases stating that it is harmful if inhaled or if swallowed. This is highly unlikely within the context of any typical or even unlikely situations that might arise with this product's life cycle.
Information last verified on 3rd August 2012.