Ozone Air Purifier

Most people do not realize that the air inside of the home may be more polluted than the air outside. Breathing polluted air on a long term basis can be dangerous to your health. Every time you vacuum or dust impurities and allergens, pet dander and other types of microorganisms are released into the air in your home. An ozone air purifier sends ozone into the air inside your home and can provide clean, fresh air for you to breathe almost immediately. Ozone is a gas that is colorless and odorless that is like oxygen only it has three atoms instead of two.

There are two kinds of ozone air purifiers on the market. One is a direct ozone purifier. The other is an indirect ozone purifier. A direct ozone purifier will release ozone into the air and neutralize the dust, pet dander, allergens, etc. If you purchase an indirect ozone purifier it will generate negative ions as well that will then trap the pollutants and remove them. These air purifiers tend to noisy as they make use of a fan to distribute the ions into the air. When they are turned on they make a humming noise. Most people will get used to this background noise and not even notice it. You can find an ozone purifier at your local home store or on the internet. They range in all kinds sizes and prices. A lot of pet owners love ozone air purifiers because they can eliminate strong pet odors like those from a cat litter box. These air purifiers will also eliminate cigarette and cigar smoke from the air. Cooking odors and molds are destroyed. They also kill bacteria effectively. If you want to remove chemical odors from a newly painted room an ozone air purifier will do it quickly. Any chemical odors from new carpeting can also be removed quickly with one. Also, if there has been a fire in the house or smoke damage one of these purifiers can quickly remove the odor. An ozone air purifier can make an otherwise uninhabitable home or building that has been damaged by chemical odors or smoke damage able to be used again.

However, one thing you should know is that there is a controversy over how safe an ozone air purifier is. Some scientists claim that ozone can be a harmful gas to breathe in and can even cause fatal complications in some instances. Ozone is a naturally occurring gas that is found outside of the earth’s atmosphere. It acts as a protective barrier for earth from the ultraviolet rays that are emitted from the sun. These scientists believe that ozone at ground level can be toxic to humans and animals. The companies that make the ozone air purifiers claim that ozone is safe in the controlled amounts that are used in their air purifiers. A study done by the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. revealed that the ozone gas can cause bronchitis in humans and other breathing disorders. The study concludes that ozone is a lung irritant and can be linked to asthma attacks.

While the ozone air purifier manufacturers claim controlled amounts of ozone is safe, there is really no way to know if the machine is creating too much ozone for a room or not. Other factors come into play as well, such as the amount of ventilation in the room and the chemicals in the room that ozone reacts too. If you are shopping for an ozone air purifier you should do some research online about their pros and cons of this type of air purifier. It is very important for the air you breathe to be clean, especially for those who have asthma and allergies. Doing your own research can help you decide which type of air purifier will be the best for you.

This Ozone Air Purifier Review is Written/Updated on Dec 31st, 2010 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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