to the EPA
“Breathing ozone can trigger a variety of health problems
including chest pain, coughing, throat irritation, and congestion. It
can worsen bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma. ‘Bad’
ozone also can reduce lung function and inflame the linings of the
lungs. Repeated exposure may permanently scar lung tissue.”
These adverse effects of ozone have prompted many governmental agencies
and trade organizations to oppose the use of air purification equipment that generates
in occupies spaces.
An interesting study
performed by Jeffery Siegel,
Richard Corsi and Ping Zhao of the University of Texas at Austin
documented that filters loaded with particulate (dirty filters) are
able to remove ozone. This phenomenon is caused by the reaction of the
ozone with the contaminate in the air filter. This chemical reaction
can create harmful byproducts depending upon the composition of the
particulate. Byproducts such as formaldehyde and ultra-fine particulate
have been documented and are of particular concern.
me more information
on how I can protect my building from
Does your sewer vent filter create a vacuum in the pipe and cause the
water traps to drain?
Question, this has been a problem with most vent filters. We use a
vacuum breaker to keep this from occurring. Our PVC Vent
be used on any vent up to 4", after this it takes a different type of
scrubber or vent filter due to the amount of air that has to be
delivered into the vent to prevent p-traps from draining. If your sewer
or grease trap vent is over 4" then just give us a call to set an
appointment so we can match the correct scrubber to control your odors.