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When choosing an air purifier, some are concerned about ozone. With Alen, this is never a worry, because all of our air purifiers are certified as Ozone-Safe by the California Air Resource Board. Read on to learn how air purifiers and ozone are historically connected and what we do to give you peace of mind.

Air purifiers have developed over time and their features have evolved to better meet people's needs. One feature to beware of are ionizers that produce large quantities of ozone.

The addition of an ozone-emitting ionizers to air purifiers began as a solution to eliminate strong odors. Ozone acts as an air freshener and masks other smells and many early air purifiers included an ionizer for this reason. But ozone is a harmful pollutant which can cause serious health problems.

Ozone is formed by three oxygen molecules and is a key element in the famed ozone layer. Located in the stratosphere, the ozone layer protects the Earth from the sun’s rays. But it is dangerous for people who breath it in.

The American Lung Association says exposure to ozone particles can cause premature death, asthma attacks, increased risk of respiratory infections, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing and other health risks related to the respiratory system. Ozone can affect people of any age, but is particularly dangerous to young children, teens and the elderly.

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That’s why all Alen HEPA Air Purifiers are certified Ozone-Safe by the strict guidelines of the California Air Resources Board. At Alen, we are committed to help you live your best.

Any of our products that include an ionizer also give you the option of turning it off should you choose. The ionizer is included to improve the operating efficiency of the unit, but we understand that some people simply prefer not to use it. We believe that an air purifier should be thoughtfully designed around your needs, so whether you’re choosing your filter, your designer panel or the state of your ionizer, your Alen air purifier will always reflect your preferences.  

We love Ozone-Safe! Checkout the BreatheSmart FIT50 for better sleep, better breathing and to help you live your best.

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