All board books manufactured by Pint Size are safely coated with either aqueous or UV coating and meet CPSIA requirements for children of all ages. We never use film lamination on any of our board books. We are starting to see many board books coming from China factories with matte and gloss film lamination on the covers which concerns us immensely. The film lamination on a board book may easily peel off when babies are chewing on the edges which poses a serious choking hazard. Please be very careful and never purchase a board book with film lamination.