Debunking the Ozone Machine Myth and Safe Odor Management

By September 3, 2014November 30th, 2018News

When it comes to removing odors in hotel rooms, offices, dormitories, hospital rooms or any other large spaces, organizations require a highly effective method for removing odor molecules quickly.

From hard surfaces such as tile grout and plaster walls to softer surfaces such as carpet and upholstery, there is also a broad range of materials that can absorb foul odors.

Up until recently, facilities professionals had one solution to this problem, which are ozone machines.  As highlighted by the EPA, the use of ozone can have harmful effects on human beings including chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath, and, throat irritation.

Additionally, Ozone (O3) can break down to form oxygen (O2) and free oxygen atoms under UV light conditions.  There are ozone generators on the market that claim that ozone will break down to O2, which is good for life. 

However, it is a fact that the free oxygen atom is a highly reactive oxidant that will react with whatever it can find.  Ozone and/or free oxygen atoms can react with hydrocarbons found in the air and form formaldehyde.  Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and respiratory tract irritant. The EPA has dedicated much time and effort to detailing the harmful effects of ozone and health risks this poses to people exposed for any duration.

Fortunately, the Fresh Wave IAQ M130 Odor Doc offers a safer and more effective solution that does not cause these types of health issues.  In addition, it offers a cutting-edge science that is based on a proprietary blend of natural ingredients including water, lime, pine needles, aniseed, clove and cedarwood, which is environmentally friendly and safe to use.

Fresh Wave IAQ M130 Vapor Phase Unit from OMI Industries was developed to provide a “dry” dispersion system for efficient and safe application of Fresh Wave IAQ Air & Surface odor eliminator.

In the coming weeks, the Fresh Wave IAQ blog will be highlighting more insights into why its eco-friendly solutions allow facility managers to stop the usage of dangerous ozone machines. 

Of course, safety and effectiveness are paramount and this is exactly what Fresh Wave IAQ offers to the marketplace.