Leed ratings in reference to entry matting is based on Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control and states the following:
To minimize building occupant exposure to potentially hazardous particulates and chemical pollutants.
[ Leed_Compliance.pdf ]
REACH is an EC regulation (EC 1907/2006) on chemicals. It deals with
the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemical
substances. The aim of REACH is to improve the identification of the
intrinsic properties of chemical substances. At the same time, the
innovative capability of the EU chemicals industry should be enhanced.
The benefits of the REACH system will come gradually, as more
substances are registered.
Following the publication of Annex 1 to the above, Plastex confirm that
all PVC base compounds used in the manufacture of its products do not
contain Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) plasticizer.
All of our PVC matting products are made from plasticised
polyvinyl chloride formulation.
There has been some controversy about the use of PVC, but all detailed
scientific studies have concluded that it has an environmental impact
similar to, or better than, other plastics.