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Q. Hi. I bought an air purifier to have healthier home. Just received it. Reading instructions states ozone emission may be hazardous to small pets!

A. There have been some studies done that show prolong exposure can cause issues and damage to lungs, small pets are more susceptible due to their small size. The ozone changes the molecular compounds of oxygen which can react with organic material in the body. If you have small animals I wouldn't recommend using one around them

I found this study which may be of interest:

http://allergyclean.com/article-ozonegenerators.htm

Answered By
KATIE SHANNON

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