What does “GREENGUARD Certified” mean?
In the description of many of our products, you’ll notice the words, “GREENGUARD Certified”. But what does it mean to you? When you see the words, GREENGUARD Certified, it means that the product has met some of the world’s highest standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.
People spend about 90% of their time indoors and believe it or not, indoor air is between 2 and 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Indoor air pollution comes from activities, products and materials we use everyday – including chairs, desks, and cubicles. One of the most effective ways of reducing indoor air pollution is quite simple – keep the toxic contaminates out in the first place.
Breathing these pollutants is linked to a variety of health problems: allergies, asthma, headaches, cardiovascular disease, reproductive disorders and certain forms of cancer.
GREENGUARD Certified products have been tested for over 10,000 chemicals to ensure they’re safe and healthy for indoor environments. No one likes to unwrap a new item and encounter a powerful and strange odor, so look for the GREENGUARD Certified seal when you purchase your office furniture and breathe easy knowing that you and your team won’t be exposed to unnecessary health risks.
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