Wilding Wall Beds uses Non-toxic Furniture Grade Plywood
Wilding Wall Beds is concerned about “environmentally friendly” products. We are currently using Non-Toxic furniture grade ply wood and wood glue. In all of our construction, where it is available, we have gone to non-toxic products. This excerpt from the LA Times focuses on the issues surrounding selling formaldehyde based plywood in the United States.
U.S. Rules Allow the Sale of Products Others Ban
Chemical-laden goods outlawed in Europe and Japan are permitted in the American market.
By Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer
October 8, 2006
“OAKLAND – Destined for American kitchens, planks of birch and poplar plywood are stacked to the ceiling of a cavernous port warehouse. The wood, which arrived in California via a cargo ship, carries two labels: One proclaims “Made in China,” while the other warns that it contains formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical.
Because formaldehyde wafts off the glues in this plywood, it is illegal to sell in many countries – even the one where it originated, China. But in the United States this wood is legal, and it is routinely crafted into cabinets and furniture.”