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Is Ozone Bad For You?

Ozone is being used everywhere to kill bacteria. But you may have heard ozone is bad for you. So what’s the truth? We’ve got all the information you need.

When is ozone dangerous?

Ozone, like many cleaning products, can be dangerous if a person is exposed to a large amount. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health, ozone saturation in the air starts to become harmful to people at 5 parts per million. The biggest factor in hitting this threshold is the size of the space. Obviously, the larger the room, the more ozone it takes to reach a dangerous level of ozone.

Humans are also very good at detecting ozone. We can smell ozone in as little as .01 parts per million. And simply smelling ozone isn’t necessarily dangerous. The crisp, fresh scent that many people enjoy after a rainstorm, is in fact, ozone molecules in the air. Lightning splits oxygen molecules in the air, which then temporarily reform into ozone.

How to safely use ozone

Ozone generators, like Sleep8, create enough ozone needed to kill bacteria. Our airtight filter bags contain the ozone until it breaks back down into safe, breathable air. 

Because people are so efficient at detecting ozone, most people can still smell the ozone on their equipment even after the ozone has dissipated. This is completely normal, and completely safe. In fact, many people enjoy the fresh scent of ozone in much the same way as the crisp air after a storm.

Learning more about ozone

If you’re looking into a system like Sleep8 that uses ozone to support your CPAP accessories, it’s understandable to want to do some research. Especially when you are using it to maintain equipment like masks that you use for an entire night at a time. We’re proud of the work we’ve done on the Sleep8 to make it as effective and as safe as possible for maintaining your equipment. If you’d like to learn more about all of the features we’ve built into the Sleep8, you can see that here.   Or, if you’d like to learn more about ozone and how we leveraged it to create the best CPAP companion on the market, click here.

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