So, why is GREENGUARD® Certification so important? The GREENGUARD® Environmental Institute strives to protect human health and quality of life by establishing standards and certification programs to reduce exposure to
chemicals and to improve indoor air quality. Did you know that indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air?
People spend about 90 percent of their time indoors where air pollution levels are typically 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels. The primary sources of this pollution are furnishings and building materials as well as
everyday activities like cleaning and cooking. These products and activities can release thousands of potentially harmful pollutants, primarily volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and respirable particles, into the air. Breathing
these pollutants can affect human health and has been linked to a variety of health problems, including allergies, asthma, cardiovascular disease, learning disabilities, reproductive disorders and some forms of cancer.
GREENGUARD® Certified products must meet stringent requirements for chemical emissions and toxicity, and are screened for over 10,000 different chemicals including irritants, carcinogens and reproductive toxins. GREENGUARD® Certified Products also undergo both annual recertification and quarterly quality monitoring tests to maintain this elite credential. The sound science and independent third-party status that back the GREENGUARD® Certification programs are internationally recognized. Rigorous certification requirements differentiate GREENGUARD® Certified products in the marketplace.
Our shutters are GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality and Children & Schools Certified.
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