UL 2820
GREENGUARD Certification Program for Chemical Emissions for Cleaners and Cleaning Maintenance Systems

Edition Number:1SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2013-03-29DOD Approved: --
Price Code:AANSI Approved: --


    2 Scope

    2.1 General

    2.1.1 The document is applicable to the determination of organic emissions from cleaners and cleaning maintenance systems. While this document may list specific chemicals and associated maximum allowable concentrations, as required by criteria indoor air guidelines and specifications, a complete toxicity study is beyond the scope of the program.

    2.1.2 The use of environmental test chambers and indoor exposure models to characterize the dynamic emissions from products and their components are well established.

    2.1.3 The achievement of test results, that have meaning within the context of the program, require rigorous sample selection procedures, defined sample collection and handling procedures, and the employment of precise and accurate analytical measurement systems and procedures. Additionally, the manufacturer of the product(s) evaluated in reference to the requirements set forth by the document must have in place a production quality control system that is capable of assuring products shall be manufactured with consistently close results in similar emissions characteristics over time. Such relevant requirements are set forth in standards and procedures that are referenced by this document.

    2.1.4 This document does not purport to address the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of the document to establish appropriate safety and health practices, as well as to determine what regulatory limitations, if any, may exist.

    2.2 Acute and Chronic Risk Review

    2.2.1 This document includes a review of measured chemical emissions across a broad range of risk based exposure levels established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), in addition to the requirements of GREENGUARD Certified Gold. This program requires product emissions be less than defined risk-based air concentration levels for both acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) exposures.

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    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • GENERAL
          • 1 Purpose
          • 2 Scope
            • 2.1 General
            • 2.2 Acute and Chronic Risk Review
          • 3 Process
          • 4 Terminology
          • 5 Emissions Testing
          • 6 Exposure Modeling
            • 6.1 General
            • 6.2 Educational Environment
            • 6.3 Office Environment
            • 6.4 Bathroom Environment
            • 6.5 Residential Environment
            • 6.6 Summary Table
          • 7 Emissions Criteria