PERFORMANCE, VEHICLE INTERIOR ENVIRONMENT QUALITY HVAC REQUIREMENTS ***TO BE USED WITH FORD WSS-M99P1111-A***
|Publication Date:||27 November 2012|
The purpose of this document is to harmonize VIEQ requirements within Ford Motor Company, and to document guidelines pertaining to certain materials with regards to Odor, Fogging and the emission of Formaldehyde and Volatile Organic Carbon Compounds (VOC's). In addition, the requirements for allergy testing of materials which have direct skin contact with the vehicle occupants and requirements for exterior air filtration are included.
There is debate among the scientific community regarding potential health effects including allergies to the substances listed as well as acceptable exposure level. Ford adopts these guidelines to be consistent, to the extent practicable, with third party standard setting organizations such as ISO, SAE, DIN, and EN but does NOT represent them to be a definitive measure of safety.