New Air Purifier Standard
On Friday, authorities announced new national standards for air purifiers and placed orders in the country’s chaotic purifier market.
China said the draft national standard will be released on Friday and will include more specific indicators to measure the performance of air purifiers, including “clean air supply rate” and durability. It’s reported every Saturday.
According to reports, the country’s widespread air pollution problem is getting worse and worse. The market for air purifiers is growing rapidly, with a total sales of 2.4 million in 2013.
However, according to media reports, the market is chaotic, and many air purifier manufacturers and sellers exaggerate product performance and deliberately mislead consumers.
According to the report, according to the spot check of 20 air purifiers by Shanghai Municipal Air Quality Technical Supervision Bureau, only 3 products show advertising effects and effective workspace.
The new draft sets out detailed requirements for air purifier display. The manufacturer must clearly indicate on the product label the service life and volume of space that it can provide effective filtering.
The draft specification contains performance data for particles and formaldehyde.
According to the report, the National Center for Quality Control of Indoor Environment and Indoor Environment Products, which was established in 2002 and revised in 2008, failed to meet public expectations. Director of Song Guangsheng.
“Previous national standards for indoor air purifiers did not take into account the need for consumers to filter PM2.5 or the increased frequency of use,” he said.
PM2.5 is a kind of particle with a diameter of fewer than 2.5 microns, which is an important index of air pollution in China. The high density of PM2.5 is the main cause of the black smoke in many parts of the country in recent years.
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