In the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2013” (See the full report here) ozone is discussed. “The ozone layer found high in the upper atmosphere (the stratosphere) shields us from much of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. However, ozone air pollution at ground level where we can breathe it (in the troposphere) causes serious health problems.” Further, “It may be hard to imagine that pollution could be invisible, but ozone is. The most widespread pollutant in the U.S. is also one of the most dangerous.” They explain that ozone “aggressively attacks lung tissue by reacting chemically with it.”
“The EPA released their most recent review of the current research on ozone pollution in February 2013. Their findings were that ozone: causes respiratory harm (e.g. worsened asthma, worsened COPD, inflammation); likely to cause early death (both short-term and long-term exposure); likely to cause cardiovascular harm (e.g. heart attacks, strokes, heart disease, congestive heart failure); may cause harm to the central nervous system; may cause reproductive and developmental harm.”
Many people use ozone-producing air filters because they like the “fresh” smell of the ozone; they do not realize that this ozone is dangerous and can kill them. Health Guardian air purifiers remove air pollution without adding harmful chemicals like ozone. In trials, the Health Guardian air purifiers lessened illness by up to 70% and lessened the need for asthma medication by 80% and allergy medication by 90%! My family would not be without our Health Guardian air purifiers. We value our health too much to try to live without them!