RVIA Sets Formaldehyde Standard

April 1, 2008
Filed under Trailer News

In response to formaldehyde problems related to Hurricane Katrina relief trailers, the
Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reported that it will introduce a new
formaldehyde standard for materials used in the construction of RVs. On March 1, 2008, RVIA
decided to adopt the stricter California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards for allowable
levels of formaldehyde in wood products that are used in RV construction, rather than using
the weaker federal standards. The new rules will likely reduce formaldehyde-related
illnesses in RVs that meet the new standards. Prior to this, RVIA had no formaldehyde
standard. RVIA, based in Reston, Virginia, says it will decide in June when the new
standards will take affect.

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