NSF/UL 440 National Standard for Health Based Emissions

Oral Presentation

Prepared by J. Evans1, S. Steady1
1 - NSF International, 789 North Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, United States

Contact Information: jevans@nsf.org; 734-913-5774


NSF International and Underwriters Laboratories are partnering in the development of an American National Standard on health based emissions. The standard will expand on criteria detailed in CA/DHS/EHLB/R-174 (CDPH Standard Practice), and establish procedures for sample collection and preparation, emission testing, concentration modeling, performance criteria, and compliance verification for specific chemicals of interest. The scope includes volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from building products and interior furnishings including, but not limited to, wallcoverings, paints, adhesives, furniture, and floor coverings. The standard will apply to the use of these products in commercial, institutional, and residential building types. Our presentation will provide an update regarding the standards development effort to date, and provide information regarding how interested stakeholders can participate in this important project.