.Gulf War and Health
Volume 2 Insecticides and Solvents
Committee on Gulf War and Health: Literature Review of Pesticides and Solvents
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
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discharges before your permit could be granted. We cannot permit new
discharges to ground in SPZ1.
It is very important that septic tanks and PTPs are kept in good working order by their
owners. The system should not cause pollution.
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This Manual is divided into four chapters. Chapter 1 contains background information on the
reasons for regulating emissions from wood furniture manufacturing including a brief regulatory
perspective, an overview of the health effects of the five solvents used in the largest quantities,
sources of emissions from a typical wood furniture manufacturing facility, and a summary of the
new federal wood furniture regulations. Chapter 2 defines pollution prevention (P2) and discusses
the elements of a successful P2 program.
This framework will provide not only a rigorous testing and restriction procedure for all
chemicals on the European market, but also provide a highly valuable centralised information
source which could be used by public purchasers. However, it will take some years before the
system will be fully operational and comprehensive.
In relation to volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, even though no standard
regulation exists for furniture, there is a Directive for the reduction of industrial emissions of
VOCs, Directive 1999/13/EC, amended by Directive 2004/42/EC.