Making indoor air quality a priority

HP invests in making products that make the environment a top priority. HP uses independent labs to test the indoor air quality performance for all home and office printer and printer supplies.

What is indoor air quality? Indoor air quality is the air quality within and around buildings and structures, which can ultimately affect the health and well being of the people in the buildings. As Americans, we spend approximately 90% of our time in indoor environments.

Did you know that the levels of common air pollutants can be 2 – 5 times higher indoors than outside. That being said, HP voluntarily designs and tests all of its products to meet the strictest eco and health standards and guidelines.When purchasing HP, you can feel confident that you’re helping to maintain a healthy indoor environment.

HP Products are designed for safety and quality, manufactured and tested for your peace of mind.

Genuine HP toner cartridges, when tested together with HP paper and printers, meet the most stringent emissions standards for IAQ, including:

• EPEAT in the U.S. and Canada

• U.S. Permissible Exposure Limits (mandatory occupational guidelines)

• EcoLogo in Canada

• California Chronic Reference Exposure Levels

• WHO Indoor Air Quality Guidelines

• U.S. Reference Concentration for Chronic Inhalation Exposure

If EPEAT is a purchase requirement for your office, when you use non HP cartridges your printer may no longer qualify. If it doesn’t meet these reqs, it could be releasing hazardous indoor air emissions over the allowed limits, including styrene, particles, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Only when your purchase genuine HP cartridges you can feel assured your HP printing system will perform within emission limits.

Non HP cartridges may be attractive when looking at the price tag, but is it really worth the risk they can come with? Non HP cartridges do not go through the same rigorous emissions testing that original HP cartridges do.

Using a non-HP cartridge may undermine the office’s purchasing department’s efforts to comply with EPEAT standards, and could expose employees to unknown safety and health hazards. HP does not compromise your health to lower their bottom line. Original HP cartridges are designed and tested with for your safety and peace of mind.