Formaldehyde (HCHO) is a common substance in both indoor and outdoor environments. It is used in a wide range of products including wall board, glues, some carpets, fragrance products and insulation. It is also found in cigarette and cigar smoke and is a byproduct of hydrocarbon combustion. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) carcinogenic classification is … More
Ozone Reactions in Indoor Air
The May 2005 issue of Consumer Reports presented new concerns about ionizing air cleaners (ionizers). The magazine reported the results of tests they had conducted with 5 ionizers including the Ionic Breeze sold by Sharper Image, the market leader. Other units tested included the Brookstone Pure-Ion, the Ionic Pro, the IonizAir and the Surround Air. … More
Ozone found in indoor environments reacts with human skin oils to produce chemicals that irritate the skin and lungs according to researchers in Austria and the United States. In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science Armin Wisthaler of the Leopold Franzens University in Austria and Charles Weschler of Rutgers University … More
By Jim Rosenthal, Published in Spring Issue of Air Media Does a Recent Analysis of BASE Data Really Show a Connection Between Synthetic Air Filters and (BRS) or Sick Building Syndrome? A number of recent studies have shown that the products of ozone reactions can impact human health and perceived indoor air quality. An analysis … More
A University of Texas Study confirms that some air cleaners actually increase ultrafine particles and formaldehyde.
Indoor Air Chemistry – Creating the “Chemical Soup” of IAQ