1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

July 1, 2008

:183 Avoid Ozone Purification

Filed under: :183 Avoid Ozone Purification — Tags: , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:11 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:183 EcoTip: Air Purification units that emit ozone can be problematic. Before purchasing an ozone type purifier – Do your research!

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 Additional Information:

Before investing in an ozone purification system, please spend the time reviewing what the EPA says about ozone purification. I have found it to be factual and consistent with my opinions:

There is a large body of written material on ozone and the use of ozone indoors. However, much of this material makes claims or draws conclusions without substantiation and sound science. In developing Ozone Generators that are Sold as Air Cleaners, the EPA reviewed a wide assortment of this literature, including information provided by a leading manufacturer of ozone generating devices. In keeping with EPA’s policy of insuring that the information it provides is based on sound science, only peer reviewed, scientifically supported findings and conclusions were relied upon in developing this document.

Several brands of ozone generators have EPA establishment number on their packaging.  This number helps EPA identify the specific facility that produces the product.  THE DISPLAY OF THIS NUMBER DOES NOT IMPLY EPA ENDORSEMENT OR SUGGEST IN ANY WAY THAT EPA HAS FOUND THE PRODUCT TO BE EITHER SAFE OR EFFECTIVE.

You can read more about the EPA’s evaluation at: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/ozonegen.html

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