oleh Indri Hermiyati
The presence of the chemical Dimethyl Fumarat (DMF) in consumer products such as leather sofas, has been blamed for cousing damage to health.The European Commission has now produced legislation that effectively bans DMF from the European market.
Dimetyl Fumarat (DMF) is used to prevent mould growth that can cause deterioration of leather furniture or footwear during storage or transport, especially in a humid climat. DMF is often contained in pouches fixed inside furnitue or added footwear boxes, where it sublimates protecting product from mould. Often, the pouches look similar to those used to contain cilica gel, a non hamful desiccant frequently used in leather product.
Keywords: Dimethyl Fumarat, Europen commision.