China is pushing forward with the formulation of new standards for the air purifier industry to help regulate the market, local media is reporting (in Chinese).

The new standards, being developing by the National Technical Committee on Household Electric Appliances of Standardization Administration, will be launched next year. The standards, an update to last year’s version which focused on overall aspects such as energy efficiency, have set clear-cut requirements for core components and parts used on air purifiers, specifying filters’ purification capacity and service life.

China’s air purification industry has been gaining momentum since 2013, as health-conscious consumers look for air filters to fend off air pollution. Lured by explosive market growth, air purifier firms have ballooned in the country since then. And the market has been teeming with a plethora of low-quality products while there is no lack of quality ones.

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Sheila Yu

Sheila Yu is a Shanghai-based technology writer. She brings readers the biggest news from Chinese language tech media. Reach her at sheila@technode.com.