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Some devices that are advertised as air purifiers purposely emit large amounts of ozone, the main component of smog. CARB recommends that ozone generators not be used, except for approved industrial purposes where harmful exposure to ozone is prevented. Not only are ozone generators ineffective at cleaning indoor air, but inhaling ozone poses serious health risks for humans and animals. This fact sheet discusses these health risks and provides effective, alternative solutions to address indoor air quality problems.

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Air cleaners that utilize ionizers and electrostatic precipitators are other types of devices that emit ozone, but do so as a by-product of their design and function. These devices are designed to electrically charge particles in the air and cause them to attach to surfaces in the room, such as walls or floors. Ozone is released through the charging process, although these devices typically emit much less ozone than ozone generators.

Ozone generators can produce indoor ozone levels several times higher than the State's outdoor 1-hr and 8-hr health standards of 90 parts per billion (ppb) and 70 ppb respectively. Many commercial ozone generators emit more than 5,000 mg of ozone per hour of operation, which could result in unhealthy levels of ozone in indoor air.

People who buy ozone generators may not be aware that ozone can harm the cells in the lungs and respiratory airways. Exposure to ozone irritates and inflames the lining of the respiratory system. This causes symptoms including coughing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and impaired breathing. Ozone can worsen asthma symptoms, and may contribute to the development of asthma. Elevated exposures to ozone can cause permanent lung damage, and repeated exposure can even increase the risk of dying among persons already in poor health. Persons especially vulnerable to health problems from breathing ozone include children and those who already suffer from asthma or other respiratory diseases, including the elderly. There are many experimental studies on animals, including dogs, cats, hamsters and guinea pigs, that show respiratory effects from exposure to ozone. Birds are especially sensitive to the effects of air pollutants, including ozone.

The unfortunate answer is that misleading advertising by manufacturers is very effective, and no government agency has the authority to fully regulate these devices. Thus, CARB is actively working to educate professionals and the public about the dangers of using ozone generators.

CARB strongly advises against the use of ozone generators in spaces occupied by people or animals. Other governmental agencies agree with this advice. CARB provides a list of potentially hazardous ozone generators sold as "air purifiers", which is periodically updated. If an ozone generator is not on this list, it does not mean that it is safe for use.

In 2007, CARB adopted a regulation to limit ozone emissions from indoor air cleaning devices. Over 300 manufacturers have submitted test results and obtained CARB certification of their air cleaning devices as required under our regulation. Certification is based on a device's low (usually near-zero) ozone emissions and electrical safety. The following information provides the list of CARB certified air cleaning devices and additional information on how to choose a safe and effective air cleaner.

There is a growing amount of written material regarding the use of ozone generators to improve indoor air quality. Unfortunately, much of the material makes claims and draws conclusions without substantiation or sound science. There are even some vendors which suggest that their devices have been approved by the federal government, despite the fact that there is not one agency within the federal government which has approved ozone generators for use in occupied spaces. The EPA published several documents which highlight the risks and dangers of ozone and why ozone generators should be avoided.

Ozone is a tiny molecule which is composed of three oxygen atoms. It is highly reactive which makes it an unstable and potentially toxic gas. Ground-level ozone is considered to be a major component of smog which plagues larger cities during the summertime and has been tied to a variety of potential health risks.

The EPA has reported there is a variety of health effects associated with high levels of ozone. This may include decreased lung function, throat irritation, severe asthma symptoms, cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, irritation of lung tissue, and the higher sensitivity to respiratory infection. They went on to note that there were additional risk factors which can perpetuate the side effects of ozone such as undertaking activities which raise breathing rates (such as exercising indoors), certain pre-existing lung diseases, and greater duration of exposure.

Some manufacturers suggest that ozone will render nearly every chemical contaminant in the home harmless by producing a chemical reaction. This is incredibly misleading because a thorough review of scientific research has shown that in order for many of the dangerous chemicals found indoors to be eliminated the chemical reaction process may take months or even years. Other studies have also (PDF) noted that ozone cannot effectively remove carbon monoxide or from outside. If used at concentrations that do not exceed public health standards, ozone applied to indoor air pollution does not effectively remove viruses, mold, bacteria, or other biological pollutants.

Even if ozone generators were proven to be effective at eliminating these chemicals, there are certain side effects everyone must be aware of. Many of the chemicals ozone reacts to results in a variety of harmful by-products. For example, when ozone was mixed with chemicals from new carpet in a laboratory setting, the ozone reduced many of the chemicals but created a variety of dangerous organic chemicals in the air. While the target chemicals were reduced, the dangerous byproducts rendered the process moved.

The EPA notes that it is increasingly difficult to determine the actual concentration of ozone produced by an ozone generator because so many different factors come into play. Concentrations will be higher if more powerful devices used in smaller spaces. Whether or not the interior doors are closed rather than open will affect concentrations as well. Additional factors which affect concentration levels include how many materials and furnishings are in the room to react with ozone, the level of outdoor air ventilation, and the proximity of a person to the ozone generating device.

Choosing a HEPA filter is a significantly safer and effective solution than an ozone generator. Instead of releasing dangerous ozone, a HEPA filter traps indoor air pollutants rather than trying to create a chemical reaction with them.

I agree that it DOES work. Bought an inexpensive small one as we had water come into our basement-so what do you have after you dry it up? Musty smells, well it took the musty smell out and has a fresh out door smell! Did follow the directions and not have anyone in the room while it was running. Love the machine. Don;t know why I did not buy this years ago.

Thanks for the information on the danger of ozone generating filters. I just purchased two more as I have been using two for a couple of years. I will now return the two I purchased and look for a safer way to get quality air.

I have a commercial ozone unit that is used in smoke damaged homes. It is the most effective unit at neutralizing smells. The unit is retired for personal use. However it generates a great deal of ozone so I have to be very gentle with the setting. I think its name is Sunbelt. You can look it up as this unit is 20+ years old.

Regarding your burned soup, I guess wash rugs and everything that you can and clean the walls. You may have to repaint. I do not recommend the ozone machine and hope that our house returns to normal very soon.

Be mindful that the carcass of a decomposing rat must be removed prior to using ozone.A rat that continually urintaes due to nesting et al will unfortunately need to be moved on aswell as the ozone will only destroy what is there at the time.

We also had an attic fire that came into the hall bath. Smoke covered everything including clothes in the closets. The professional company after doing the cleaning put a commercial ozone generator in the house for 2 days with the AC system running. They opened a few windows and told us to wait 2 days before returning. It worked.

Grace ozone generators will do well in removing smoke smell. Close all windows and doors and set the generator. Make sure to vacate the premises during that time and let the house air well before re-entering.

Use the ozone on a timer and leave the house for a few days. remove plants and pets and cover the TV. When you come back, air out house and have rugs and drapes cleaned. Wipe down surfaces with distilled water and a bit of pinesol. Yes, ozone does bind with organic matter in air and on surfaces including fungus, but you will have to wipe down. Then maintain your house air with this guys filters. Put a microbe killing light inside your blower by the often damp ac coils (condensation) to keep them from forming mold colonies.

Thank You for sharing your personal experienceWhat was the size of the ozone generator that you used? Have you been successful in eradicating the bird mites?For how many hours at a time did you ozonate the rooms? How often did you have to repeat the procedure?Your answers and any other information would be greatly appreciated, because I am also fighting bird mites and was also thinking of getting an ozone generator.

I have bird mites and Collembola in my home. Will the Ozone Generator kill these mites? If so, what mg did you buy to kiill them, what I mean is what is the strength of the ozone generator, may I please have the name of your generator? Many thanks,

Hi Christina I never heard of this machine i have many questions. You said you are using this machine for bird mites, when using how long is the treatment n how long do you stay out of home after treatment? Once in home , do you need to wipe everything n what brand is your machine? Can one rent this machine n please if anything else i should know?..dealing with immune system illness, health statues are not at best.Thank you!Elisheva 041b061a72


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