Ozone is completely safe when used properly.
Very high levels of ozone is desirable when treating areas for mold, bacteria and viruses; however, those treatments are done in unoccupied rooms only. That means NO people, pets, or plants in the room.
Most Air-Zone Ozone Generators are capable of very high ozone output and feature adjustable ozone output. This allows the user to perform a High Ozone Shock Treatment of areas stricken with mold, bacteria and virus contamination, while still allowing for very low ozone output when simple air purification is needed or people are present. Unless you are intentionally shock-treating an area, it is recommended that the adjustable ozone output be set to lower levels, which will have no adverse effect on health.
Low levels of ozone are desirable for removal of odors and organic compounds in the air. Air-Zone Ozone Generators that are set to low output will produce continuous or pulse generation of ozone which falls within the naturally occurring ranges found in nature. Natural ozone levels are highest near high-energy environments such as waterfalls and lightning strikes… you probably know the air smells amazing in those areas, and does not cause adverse health effects.
The US Food and Drug Administration approves the use of ozone for killing bacteria in food. The US Food and Drug Administration approves the use of ozone for use in food. They state that ozone may be safely used in the treatment, storage, and processing of foods as a antimicrobial agent. The FDA has approved the use of ozone in gaseous and aqueous phases as an antimicrobial agent on food, including meat and poultry. Responding to a petition from the Agriculture and Food Technology Alliance of the Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, Calif., FDA published a final rule that permits use of ozone as a food additive (66 Fed. Reg. 33,829).
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