Bamboo Flooring – no longer heath safe
Due to Bamboo’s carcinogenic properties, we no longer sell or deal with bamboo.
Esspada Collection no longer deals with, or sells Bamboo flooring, ever since it’s carcinogenic properties were revealed and formaldehyde emissions became known as a toxic air contaminant. The International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC) which is a part of the World Health Organisation (WHO) reclassified formaldehyde from the category of ‘probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2)’, to ‘carcinogenic to humans (Group 1)’, in June 2004 (Salem et al. 2012).
Please refer to our blog post about Bamboo Flooring to get a more detailed analysis of the findings.