This document provides general information about the types of pollutants affected by air cleaners, and discusses the types of air-cleaning devices and technologies available, metrics that can be used to compare air-cleaning devices, the effectiveness of air-cleaning devices in removing indoor air pollutants, and information from intervention studies on the effects that air cleaners can have on health and on health markers. This document provides a reference for residential housing design professionals, public health officials, and indoor air quality professionals, or anyone who designs, builds, operates, inspects, maintains, or otherwise works with buildings, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, and/or portable air cleaners/sanitizers. This also includes home services professionals, builders, remodelers, contractors, and architects
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