Kitchen Appliances & Overloaded Ozone Levels
According to a recent Buzzfeed article written by Dino Grandoni, California health officials are worried about the ozone levels in household kitchens. The main suspect? Household appliances. Kitchen appliances like veggie washers or that facial steamer in the bathroom could be overloading homes with harmful levels of ozone.
At high levels, ozone can become a lung irritant. Some seemingly harmless gadgets in bathrooms, laundries, and kitchens that are mainly produced by small manufacturers have been shown to discharge ozone levels that regulators consider damaging to home residents. The findings reveal a significant gap in consumer safety. Especially when the public hears “ozone” and misunderstands the risks.