Are ozone generators safe?

Ozone generators, "air cleaners," or "air purifying" devices that produce ozone should not be used in the home. Ozone is a gas that can cause health problems including irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, asthma attacks, and breathing difficulty.

For more information about ozone generators please see

https://epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/air-cleaners-and-air-filters-home

For general information about indoor air quality, please visit EPA's Indoor Air web site at https://epa.gov/iaq/

The California Air Resources Board also has helpful information about ozone generators and other air cleaners:

https://arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/aircleaners.htm

https://www.arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/ozone.htm

For more information about ozone, including health effects, see

https://epa.gov/ozone-pollution