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Each month we publish a newsletter titled IAQ Website of the Month.  The excerpt below was originally published in the March 2009 newsletter.

When people I meet discover that I’m an indoor air quality consultant, they love to tell me about their new air cleaner. I typically bore them with something technical about efficiency or ozone, then insult their expensive new purchase. As you can guess, I’m not a big hit at parties.

Over the past few years, there has been increased concern over the emission of harmful ozone from air cleaners. This month’s featured website provides standards for air cleaners and a list of units that have been certified to meet those standards. Learn more about air cleaner regulations on the website for the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

CARB carries out a non-regulatory IAQ program that includes sponsored research, exposure assessment, development of indoor air quality guidelines, and public education and outreach.

CARB has two great comprehensive papers that you should download and keep in your technical library. The first is Indoor Air Pollution in California, a great general overview of the topic of indoor air quality. The second is Indoor Air Chemistry, which delves into the impact that household cleaners have on indoor air quality.

Click any of the links above to go to those specific sections. Otherwise, click California Air Resources Board to visit CARB’s main indoor air quality page.

To subscribe to this newsletter click the following link: IAQ Website of the Month.

Learn more about indoor air quality by taking one of the indoor air nerd’s Certified Indoor Environmentalist courses.

By Ian Cull

I'm I.A.N. the Indoor Air Nerd. I'm a speaker and consultant on indoor air quality issues. To learn more about me, click "about" at the top of this page.

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