Should I use an Ozone Generator to kill mold in my home, office or vehicle?
People in the medical and enviromental communities are torn between whether or not to recommend usage of Ozone Generators to kill mold in environments.
On the contrary, Ozone Generators do facilitate the removal of volatile organics, but people need to be aware and recognize that these machines should not be used when you, your family, your pets or plants are in the room at levels higher than the EPA recommends. On the positive, the ozone dissipates quickly, so after airing the area out for about 20 minutes, it is considered safe to return humans, pets and plants back to the area.
Unlike air purifiers, as the ozone generator actually purifies the air and neutralizes any odors at the source, on the molecular level.
Long term serious health consequences may result. It will likely be years before the damage becomes apparent, but the health damage from ozone can be life-threatening. There is no known way to determine how long ozone stays in the air, once fogged, since ozone cannot been seen or smelled. The results from ozone fogging could linger in the air for a month or more. Everyone living in the space or visiting for an unknown amount of time will be affected. Ozone is only recommended for uninhabitable spaces (like a storage shed).
"Manufacturers and vendors of ozone devices often use misleading terms to describe ozone. Terms such as "energized oxygen" or "pure air" suggest that ozone is a healthy kind of oxygen. Ozone is a toxic gas with vastly different chemical and toxicological properties from oxygen. Several federal agencies have established health standards or recommendations to limit human exposure to ozone." The EPA is very blunt on this topic. Read more through the EPA website: https://www.epa.gov/…/ozone-generators-are-sold-air-cleaner…
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