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Indoor Air Pollution Standards Announced for 3D Printers

Feb. 5, 2019, 3:01 PM

The first voluntary standards to limit indoor air pollution from desktop 3D printers sold by companies like Mattel, announced Feb. 5, emphasize proper ventilation and temperature control to protect against breathing small particles.

The standard ANSI/CAN/UL 2904 is aimed at schools and libraries that purchase the printers and retailers that sell them, Marilyn Black, who specializes in air quality issues at UL, told Bloomberg Environment in a recent interview. UL is a global, independent safety science company.

The voluntary consensus standards, developed by UL, approved by the American National Standards Institute...

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