Cheap furniture could emit formaldehyde

The Courier-Mail reports that tests by Australian furniture manufacturers have shown flat pack furniture and shelving imported from China may be emitting very high levels of formaldehyde, known to cause cancer.

The tests found some furniture components had formaldehyde emissions at levels well above official international thresholds for eye and throat irritations and deemed by Australian standards as unsuitable for use indoors or in poorly ventilated outdoor areas. read the story here

Responsible Forest Management Awards 2008

FSC Australia is having its inaugural Annual Dinner, incorporating Responsible Forest Management Awards. The objective of the awards is to recognise and reward those companies that exemplify the spirit and intent of the FSC system through their management practices, their contribution and promotion of FSC certification and FSC certified products.

The awards are to be presented at the FSC Annual Dinner, to be held at Atlantic at the Docklands, Melbourne, on Tuesday, November 11, 2008. For more infomation on the event and to book tickets, please click here