I have a UV light in my air system. Isn’t that all I need to effectively clean my air?
No, UV lights are only effectively on a handful of contaminants and these contaminants have to pass directly through the light field. Additionally, these contaminants have to pass through the light field for a long enough period to be effective. Lastly, UV lights don’t treat any of the air in the occupied space. It requires that air to be returned by the air conditioning system. However, if you have one, we would recommend keeping it in place. If nothing else, it may help to keep the cooling coil in your air conditioning system cleaner.

Is it dangerous to look at the ionization tube while it is operating?
No. Unlike UV lamps, which can harm your eyes, there is no danger in looking at a powered ionization tube.

Can a Plasma Ion Air system harm my pets?
No. Pet is, like yourself, will benefit from living in a cleaner environment. And your Plasma Ion Tower will be very effective in eliminating their odors.

Is touching the ionization tube dangerous?
Yes, if the ionization unit is powered and you touch the tube, you could be injured. Therefore, before touching the tube or removing it for annual replacement, make sure the power to the unit is off by unplugging it from the power source.

Is Ozone Dangerous?
In healthy and clean outdoor environments, good ozone is generated by lightning and ultra-violet rays from the sun and is between 0.02 - 0.1 ppm
Ozone is only dangerous at high concentrations, i.e. above 0.1 ppm. Good Ionizers do not generate ozone level higher than 0.04 ppm (parts per million), which is well within the FDA and OSHA safety standards of 0.05 ppm.
Below are the safety standards set by various regulatory bodies (as reported in documents from the EPA and California Department of Health Services) :

  • Ground-level ozone is regulated by Federal and State Clean Air legislation. The California Ambient Air Quality Standard is 90 parts per billion (= 0.09 ppm) averaged over one hour. The Federal regulation is in transition; a new standard of 80 ppb (=0.08 ppm) for 8 hours is being phased in to replace the existing 1 hour standard of 120 ppb (= 1.2 ppm).
  • FDA requires ozone output of indoor medical devices to be no more than 0.05ppm
  • OSHA requires that workers not be exposed to an average of more than 0.10 ppm for 8 hours.
  • NIOSH recommends an upper limit of 0.10 ppm, not to be exceeded at any time.