Why specify phthalate-free flooring?

Over the last few years, the U.S., Canada and the EU have banned the use of phthalates, such as DEHP, di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (also known as DOP), in children’s toys. This blogger believes that it is equally important to specify phthalate-free and PVC-free ESD flooring as well.

To avoid SICK Building Syndrome, we recommend specifying DOP-free flooring that will not outgas VOCs and that passes California 1350 indoor air quality testing.

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