The Harmful Effects of Ozone

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For many people, it may have been a long time since they heard about ozone. During the 90s and 00s, there were several campaigns aimed at saving the ozone layer, identifying holes in said space and identifying potential solutions for the changes brought on by global climate change. These were important campaigns, but saving the ozone layer does not mean that interacting with ozone is a good idea for living beings, like humans.


How Surface Ozone Interacts with Life

Indeed, the exact opposite is true. Ozone can have many negative effects on people, plants and animals. Although it is necessary to have it in the upper atmosphere, cumulative amounts in the troposphere, or where we as humans live, can cause significant issues. These issues include breathing trouble, vegetation damage and much more.


First, it is important to state that not all ozone is bad. When it reaches the upper atmosphere and stratosphere, it reacts with UV rays and reduces their volatility. This is essential for life on Earth, as the Sun produces UV light that can damage, destroy and alter organic life. Therefore, the requirement for our ozone layer is real and essential, but it is when it reaches down to the planet’s surface that we begin to see an issue.


As a relatively new technology, ozone generators occasionally see use in commercial or industrial green housing operations. There, they are marketed to provide effective air purification for growing plants. However, according to the FDA, “Ozone is a toxic gas with no known useful medical application in specific, adjunctive, or preventive therapy.” Additionally, they go on to state that, “… to be effective as a germicide, it must be present in a concentration far greater than that which can be safely tolerated by man and animals.”


These are very strong statements for a regulatory body like the FDA to make and should be taken seriously. As a result of these findings, some manufacturers and producers are looking for a suitable replacement to purify their air and prevent harmful microbes and bacteria from negatively affecting their crops. It just so happens they are in luck.


A More Effective Solution

Ordinarily, bulbs that produce UV light also produce ozone. However, when that occurs, there can also be a harmful reaction for humans. This reason is why Air Sniper spent time researching and developing UVC bulbs that do not emit ANY ozone. Our proprietary technology utilizes the best parts of ultraviolet germicidal radiation and omits the problems that can come with rudimentary systems.


To learn more about how our products are changing the face of the air purification industry by offering sanitization solutions, consider contacting us today. Our offerings are effective for very small spaces, like restaurants and office buildings as well as large spaces like cannabis cultivation operations and manufacturing facilities.

Plus, we have worked hard to create a system that doesn’t offer mediocre protection. Indeed, our testing efforts have yielded big results that show 99.9% effectiveness in pathogen eradication, including for mould spores and harmful bacteria like Influenza A. Experience clean air today with Air Sniper!