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ARE OZONE GENERATORS EFFECTIVE IN CONTROLLING INDOOR AIR POLLUTION?

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ARE OZONE GENERATORS EFFECTIVE IN CONTROLLING INDOOR AIR POLLUTION?

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Available scientific evidence shows that at concentrations that do not exceed public health standards, ozone has little potential to remove indoor air contaminants. Some manufacturers or vendors suggest that ozone will render almost every chemical contaminant harmless by producing a chemical reaction whose only by-products are carbon dioxide, oxygen and water. This is misleading. First, a review of scientific research shows that, for many of the chemicals commonly found in indoor environments, the reaction process with ozone may take months or years (Boeniger, 1995). For all practical purposes, ozone does not react at all with such chemicals. And contrary to specific claims by some vendors, ozone generators are not effective in removing carbon monoxide (Salls, 1927; Shaughnessy et al., 1994) or formaldehyde (Esswein and Boeniger, 1994). Second, for many of the chemicals with which ozone does readily react, the reaction can form a variety of harmful or irritating by-products (Weschler e

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Available scientific evidence shows that at concentrations that do not exceed public health standards, ozone has little potential to remove indoor air contaminants. Some manufacturers or vendors suggest that ozone will render almost every chemical contaminant harmless by producing a chemical reaction whose only by-products are carbon dioxide, oxygen and water. This is misleading.

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Available scientific evidence shows that at concentrations that do not exceed public health standards, ozone has little potential to remove indoor air contaminants. Some manufacturers or vendors suggest that ozone will render almost every chemical contaminant harmless by producing a chemical reaction whose only by-products are carbon dioxide, oxygen and water. This is misleading. • First, a review of scientific research shows that, for many of the chemicals commonly found in indoor environments, the reaction process with ozone may take months or years (Boeniger, 1995). For all practical purposes, ozone does not react at all with such chemicals. And contrary to specific claims by some vendors, ozone generators are not effective in removing carbon monoxide (Salls, 1927; Shaughnessy et al., 1994) or formaldehyde (Esswein and Boeniger, 1994). • Second, for many of the chemicals with which ozone does readily react, the reaction can form a variety of harmful or irritating by-products (Weschl

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Some manufacturers or vendors suggest that ozone will render almost every chemical contaminant harmless by producing a chemical reaction whose only by-products are carbon dioxide, oxygen and water. This is misleading. Indoor Air Can’t Truly Be Cleaned unless it’s circulated Many of the popular “stick style” air purifiers claim to reduce allergens, pet dander, mold, dust, etc., but they do a poor job of cleaning your indoor air. Yes, they look good, and they are marketed well, but the value they provide is minimal. That’s why a well known consumer products magazine reported that the leading stick style unit was “ineffective”. In fact, take a damp, clean, white cloth and dust off your television set weekly. Your TV captures dust particles, but how effective is your television at purifying your indoor air? Not effective at all! Take the test. Put a sheet of paper or a balloon near the “stick style” unit. You’ll find that there’s virtually no movement on the balloon or paper. Our educated

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