The Safe Way To Use Ozone Generators
Are you concerned about using an Ozone machine near your family or co-workers? Perhaps you’ve been told ozone is dangerous, but yet you hear others are having great success using it.
You need to know.
Ozone is like many other essentials in life. A little is good, a lot is not. Too much food can make you overweight, too much water can cause drowning, and taking too much of a life-saving medication can make you very ill. At high concentrations ozone can cause chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath, and throat irritation. Ozone may also worsen chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and compromise the ability of the body to fight respiratory infections. People vary widely in their susceptibility to ozone. Therefore, you should only run ozone machines on very low settings, in well ventilated spaces, if people and pets are present.
So to use ozone safely, consider what problem, or problems you need to treat with ozone.
Are you looking to merely sanitize the air you breath, get rid of cooking odors, or remove the smell of stale tobacco in a space which you occupy on a regular basis, like your home, office, or vehicle?
If so, Ozone generators can be used in these spaces while they are occupied, only as long the ozone concentration remains below the safe level specified by OSHA or the EPA.
Typically this can be accomplished with an inexpensive machine like our DC-12.
But if larger concentrations of Ozone are required, it can still be a highly effective solution , but that amount of ozone needs to be produced in an area while it is not occupied by people, pets, or plants.
If you want the safest way to use ozone generators, just run them when the space is unoccupied. Utilize the timers, available on many of our units, to switch on our ozone generators while you are out of the building and shut them off an hour or so before you return so the ozone has time to safely dissipate (turn back into oxygen) prior to reoccupying the space.
In your vehicle you can run it for 2-3 hours during the night and start your day with a clean, bacteria free ride to work.
Check out these models that have built-in timers: