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We have Mail: ozone article inaccuracies
Matt Wonnacott of Vectair Systems, draws our attention to inaccuracies in an article published recently in Cleanzine and a number of other industry publications...
Dear Jan and John, I have been made aware of an article written about Ecobreeze recently (which was included in most magazines) which contained some inaccurate information. Here is the link:
http://www.thecleanzine.com/pages/8470/new_air_filtration_and_fragrance_system_filters_rather_than_masks_smells/ The inaccurate information is in bold "This new system also has strong environmental credentials. It does not produce ozone, which since 2007 the US authorities have prohibited in occupied spaces."
This is untrue. You'll see that the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) within the USA, have in fact outlined safe exposure levels for ozone use, based on NIOSH/OSHA recommendations, indicating the use of ozone is safe in all public areas/occupied spaces as long as these exposure levels are followed (it's classified in ppm - parts per million). http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/npgd0476.html
When we introduced Vectair Airsan into the North American market many years ago, we had to ensure that ozone levels were within these exposure limits - we would not have been allowed to sell it to occupied areas, if the product wasn't safe for exposure, and neither would we want to! It doesn't contain any VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) either. VOCs are controlled in all US States and Canada.
This is just our ozone generator, but I'm sure there are others that are safe to use in occupied areas.
Best regards, Matt Wonnacott Marketing Manager | North America | Vectair Systems
22nd January 2015