The Story On Ozone In The Air?
Ozone is perhaps the most misunderstood component
of the air we breathe. Ozone is nature's purifier, and no amount
of propaganda from vested interests can change that fact. Ozone
is the best air cleaner available for ridding a home of mould,
mildew, bacteria, odors and aerosol pollutants.
Indoor air pollution is a growing concern for
many people. Untreated, recirculated air containing hydrocarbons,
tobacco smoke, kerosene fumes, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde,
dust and mites is increasingly being blamed for health problems.
Even small amounts of these pollutants will cause adverse effects
if the duration of exposure is long enough.
In a series of studies published in 1976, the
Soviet Department of Health established many important facts concerning
the use of ozone in closed indoor environments. They found that
after five months of continuous daily exposure to ozone levels
of .015 ppb, symptoms of sick building syndrome vanished. Also,
immune potential was increased, blood pressure readings improved,
oxygen content in blood rose, and stress levels dropped. The overall
effect was very close to that experienced by taking a brisk two
hour walk in a park daily.
Additional Soviet studies by the Institute of
Child and Adolescent Hygiene showed that injection of ozone into
school HVAC systems had similarly positive results. In controlled
tests, 69% of the students exposed to a level of .015 ppb ozone
decreased the amount of time required to complete tasks requiring
high levels of concentration. In addition, researchers observed
favorable changes in the functions of external respiration, increases
in mental reserve capacity and overall increases in the children's
state of health.
It is important to keep your home free of hazardous
aerosol pollutants. Small amounts of ozone are extremely effective
at purifying and revitalizing indoor air. Filtration in combination
with ozonation is an even more efficacious route to take, albeit
more expensive, and requiring more periodic maintenance.
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