by Admin on Mar 29, 2013 at 9:20 AM

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - OZONE HAZARD SUMMARY

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE FAC SHEET

Common Name: OZONE CAS # 10028-15-6

 

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http://nj.gov/health/eoh/rtkweb/documents/fs/1451.pdf


NIOSH:The recommended airborne exposure limit is 0.1 ppm, which should not be exceeded at any time.

 

Inhalation

* Breathing Ozone can irritate the nose and throat.

* Higher exposure to Ozone can cause headache, upset stomach, vomiting, and pain or tightness in the chest.

* Breathing Ozone can irritate the lungs causing coughing and/or shortness of breath.  Higher exposures can cause a build-up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema), a medical emergency, with severe shortness of breath.

* Repeated exposure may cause lung damage.

 

Reproductive Hazard

* Ozone may damage the developing fetus.

 

Cancer Hazard

* There is limited evidence that Ozone causes cancer in animals.  It may cause cancer of the lungs.

* Ozone may cause mutations (genetic changes).

 

 

 

#2)  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH)


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http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?A=3116&Q=400514

Recommends that ozone generators not be used in the home.  Ozone is a gas that can cause health problems, including respiratory tract irritation, breathing difficulty, asthma exacerbation, and chest pain.


What are some of the health effects from exposure to ozone?

Ozone is very harmful to the lungs.  Exposure to ozone can make breathing difficult, inflame the lungs and lining of the respiratory tract, lead to permanent lung damage, and make it harder for the body to fight respiratory diseases.  Symptoms to watch for include coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness/chest pain.  In asthmatics, it can trigger asthma attacks and worsen symptoms.  In people already in poor health, repeated exposure to high levels of ozone can increase the risk of dying.” -Connecticut Dept of Public Health

 

Are ozone-generating air purifiers effective at cleaning the air?

“Ozone is not effective at removing odor, but instead, can deaden the sense of

smell so that odors cannot be detected” -Connecticut Dept of Public Health


Where can I find more information?
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Environmental and Occupational Health Assessment Program
860-509-7740
http://www.ct.gov/dph/ieq
 
Hazardous Ozone– Generating “Air—Purifiers”
California Air Resources Board
http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/ozone.htm
 
Air Cleaning Devices for the Home: Frequently Asked Questions
California Air Resources Board
http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/acdsumm.pdf
 
Ozone Generators That Are Sold as Air Cleaners
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/ozonegen.html
 
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers 
800-267-3138
http://cadr.org/consumer/index.html 

 

#3) Thursday, February 7, 2013

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL by Shirley S. Wang

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324906004578288172662736626.html

Ozone, Pregnancy ills Linked


“In a study published in the British Medical Journal, based on a study of 121,000 Swedish women exposed to ozone in the first trimester of pregnancy showed they had statistically significant increased risk of premature birth and preeclampsia (a condition characteristizd by increased blood pressure that can lead to seizure, stroke and death of the mother and baby).”

 

 

 

 

 

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