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UL is expanding chemical and sustainability capabilities with the opening of a state-of-the-art laboratory in the European region

We are expanding our service capabilities in our Cabiate, Italy lab, and are pleased to announce the opening of a new laboratory for indoor air quality, GREENGUARD and VOCs. With the increasing complexity of the regulatory landscape in Europe and around the world, there is a growing need for VOC emissions testing and validation. In an effort to meet growing demand and to offer customers comprehensive, responsive testing and other customized services, UL is pleased to announce the opening of a new indoor air quality laboratory in Cabiate, Italy. [...]

Ten tips for improving indoor air quality in your home

Did you know that October is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Awareness Month? Most people are aware of the importance of good IAQ but are uncertain about how to achieve it. Will purchasing an air purifier do the trick? What many people don’t know is that there are a number of simple steps you can take to improve indoor air quality by preventing pollutants from entering the air rather than trying to purify the air once the pollutants are there.  Here are ten tips for improving IAQ in your home: Vacuum floors, carpets, and (yes) mattresses often using a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter to remove dust mites and other allergens. [...]

UL Announces GREENGUARD Gold Certification for RH Baby & Child Furniture

Northbrook, IL November 3, 2014 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, today announced that RH Baby & Child household children’s furniture products have received GREENGUARD Gold Certification. Now offering the largest selection of GREENGUARD Gold Certified household children’s furniture, including cribs, dressers, beds and side tables, RH Baby & Child provides parents with more choices when selecting low-emitting products. GREENGUARD Gold Certified products aid in the creation of healthier indoor environments, and release fewer pollutants that can contribute to health issues including asthma and other respiratory issues. [...]