WASHINGTON - The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is expanding its Directory of Certified Room Air Cleaners to include information on ozone emissions. AHAM’s certification program currently tests the performance of room air cleaners in reducing tobacco smoke, dust, and pollen. AHAM’s certification program directory will provide participants the ability to indicate whether products comply with the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) safety standard 867 for ozone emissions.
Compliance with the ANSI/UL 867 ozone standard will be
displayed as an additional column in AHAM’s directory and will note whether each
model meets UL’s 50-parts per billion maximum ozone emission limit. This new
feature of the AHAM Air Cleaner Certification program will appear in the
The particulate reduction performance results of more than
40 brands have been tested through AHAM’s Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) Room
Air Cleaner Certification Program for nearly 20 years. The AHAM directory will
now include ozone emission information because of increased interest from the
general public in ozone and air cleaners that produce ozone. Program
participants will voluntarily submit ozone compliance information to AHAM for
inclusion in the directory.
For more information, visit www.aham.org.