To answer this question: If you do not open your windows will the ozone levels continue to compound exponentially? No, they will not. Levels of ozone inside our homes typically range from 10 – 70 % of the level found outdoors, primarily depending on whether windows and doors are left open. (ref: "Ozone Decay Rates in Residences", Harvard School of Public Health, Environmental Science and Engineering Program). The reason indoor levels are lower than outdoor levels is because ozone readily reacts with other gases and surfaces.
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What amount of ozone is generated by the Aprilaire 5000?
3-21-2011 11:15 PM
Your posts concerning the ozone produced by your model 5000 air cleaner still leaves me uncomfortable. You begin by trying to dismiss the problem by saying there is such a high background level of ozone that the 2ppb created by your machine is inconsequencial and that all produce some from its AC power cord, anyway. Then you finish by saying that for sensitive people you should use different filters. It is what you are not saying that is the problem. I worry that if you do not open your windows will the ozone levels continue to compound expoentially? If you know this can happen and you do not address it I would read your statements as misleading and selfserving. So can this happen?