Resilient institute develops product declarations

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LaGrange, Ga.—The Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) announced it has developed Product Transparency Declarations as a tool for disclosing product ingredients and performing a health risk assessment on finished flooring materials.

The institute said the declarations address the informational needs of architects, designers and specifiers by disclosing intentionally added ingredients including heavy metals, acknowledging ingredients on six authoritative lists, and indicating whether the ingredient level triggers an exposure warning notification based on content in the building material or product.

The six lists referenced in a declaration include the International Agency on the Research of Cancer Terminology, National Toxicology Program, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, California Proposition 65, Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Release Inventory and REACH Substances of Very High Concern.

PTDs go a step beyond Health Product Declarations, the institute said, in that they indicate whether there is a concern over human exposure to a product ingredient in a building material that requires a warning label. The PTD concept was developed by RFCI to meet the needs of the specifier community for resilient flooring but PTDs can used be for all types of building materials.

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