Ozone generators-anyone have one?

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  1. Scott Strang

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    I've been seriously considering getting one but since they're expensive ($400 for a true Ozone producing unit) I would like to know if anyone here has used one.

    The one I'm wanting has a "blast mode" available to kill any kind of spores, mold, etc. It also requires (for obvious reasons) that anything that you don't want dead

    not be in the same room when it's in the blast mode.

    Since I live in Louisiana, it seems like a worthwhile purchase.
     
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    Sharper Image has their air filter/ ozone filter. I tried and returned it b/c it

    A. made the air smell (it's supposed to be the smell of clean air)

    B. gave me headaches (too much ozone)

    C. Didn't do a damn thing.
     
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    I have an ozone generator...what a stupid mistake! All the advertising is a bunch of pseudoscience horse-poop. Ozone is a poison, and you don't want ANY of that stuff in your house, or anywhere else except in the ozone layer of the atmosphere.
    Don't believe the advertising...it is all a scam. I have mine in storage, as I have no way of returning it. Could be useful if I decide to do some scientific experiments with my lungs...like: What does tubercolosis feel like? And, how do I simulate an asthma attack?
    Ozone link to asthma
    There are no positive health affects from such a unit, whatsoever.
     
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    More information that can help you with your decision:
    Home Energy Magazine Online November/December 1998:
    Ozone Out for Indoor Air Cleaners
    An alternative could be to get a dehumidifier and/or replace the air filter in your air conditioner. I imagine it is extremely humid where you live, so a dehumidifer could be extremely helpful in keeping the fungi/mold down.
    Right now in Calgary it is below zero outside, and the indoor humidity is about 20%...mold is not a problem here!
     
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    Max Leung Calgary, Alberta, Canada emitted these very words....
     
  6. Scott Strang

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    Max and other HTF readers;
    I appreciate you're input and URL links; all great info.
    I've decided not to buy one. To be honest, it's surprising to me that they're not more regulated by the Feds. You know how they love passing new laws.
    Now I can take that $400 and piss it away on something I really want, like more DVD's. [​IMG]
     
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    Hey no problem! You probably also saved a few sick days on top of the $400. [​IMG]
    Have fun with your DVDs!
     
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    Speaking of ozone, a lot of people here probably remember Nelson Pass of Threshold fame and now of Pass Labs.

    Back in the early 80's he demoed a speaker he called Ion Cloud at some of the audio shows. Supposedly it sounded fantastic but had the unfortunate side effect of creating ozone while it played. It was also very inefficient(sp).

    From what I read, Mr. Pass had some health problems following the shows that resulted in him not being to use a photocopier for several days.

    It's been years, but this is what I can remember.
     

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