Hazardous Ozone-Generating "Air Purifiers"
This page last updated October 1, 2012.
|Not all air-cleaning devices are appropriate for home
use — some can be harmful to human health. The ARB recommends that ozone generators, air cleaners that intentionally
produce ozone, not be used in the home. Ozone is a gas that can cause health problems, including respiratory
tract irritation and breathing difficulty (Ozone and Health).|
In response to legislation, Assembly Bill 2276 (2006, Pavley), the ARB has adopted a regulation to limit the ozone emissions from indoor air cleaning devices. For more information on the regulation, please visit:
Links to information that can help you select a safe and effective air cleaner are provided below. If you need further assistance after reviewing these links, please contact Susan Lum at 916-445-0753.
CALIFORNIA CERTIFIED AIR CLEANERS
Some manufacturers have submitted test results and obtained ARB certification of their air cleaning devices as required under our regulation. The list of California air cleaners certified to date is available at the link below. Certification is based on their electrical safety and their low ozone emissions. Please note that there may be safe air cleaners available that have not yet been certified by ARB, so please check both the list below and the information in the sections below entitled “Air Cleaners To Avoid” and "How to Select a Safe and Effective Air Cleaner” to make the best selection for your needs.
AIR CLEANERS TO AVOID
HOW TO SELECT A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE AIR CLEANER
RELATED ARB AIR CLEANER INFORMATION
OTHER SOURCES OF AIR CLEANER INFORMATION
For additional information on air cleaners and particles, please click here.