Room ozonization has been in widespread use to « freshen » indoor air for more than 100 years.
This use is sometimes promoted with the claim that ozone can oxidize airborne gases, and even particulates, to simple carbon dioxide and water vapor.
Aside from whether ozone can improve indoor air quality, the potentially deleterious consequences to public health of overexposure to ozone are of concern.
The litterature on both allegations is reviewed.
It indicates that ozone is not a practical and effective means of improving indoor air quality, especially in light of its potentially serious risk to health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution intérieur, Qualité air, Ozonation, Ozone, Générateur, Analyse risque, Formation polluant, Composé volatil, Composé organique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Indoor pollution, Air quality, Ozonization, Ozone, Generator, Risk analysis, Pollutant creation, Volatile compound, Organic compounds
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0339913
Code Inist : 001D16C06. Création : 01/03/1996.