Tests find excessive formaldehyde in 25% of summer sleeping mats

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/08
By: Liao Yu-yang and Matthew Mazzetta


Taipei, Nov. 8 (CNA) A random inspection of 20 commercially available summer sleeping mats discovered five samples that contained excessive amounts of the preservative formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Friday.

According to the ministry's Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), the samples were selected from among an assortment of retailers in the first half of this year and the products were ordered off the shelves after the violations were discovered.    [FULL  STORY]

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