ALERT: Some brands of Ozone Generators, PCO devices and Air Purifiers contain Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) which may be carcinogenic (cancer causing)
ALERT: SOME AIR PURIFIERS AND OZONIZERS USE TITANIUM DIOXIDE (TIO2) WHICH MAY BE CARCINOGENIC (CANCER CAUSING)
There are some popular brands of ozone generators and air purifiers on the market currently being sold that advertise the use of a technology called Activated Oxygen, Plasma, PCO and / or Accelerated Photo-Degradation to remove odours, VOC’s, destroy viruses, etc. Some of these use Titanium Dioxide (TiO2), which has recently been suspected of being carcinogenic.
How do you tell if your device uses Titanium Dioxide? Generally, these products produce a very pungent, sharp smell, very much stronger than pure ozone, and it lasts a long time... contact your supplier if you suspect your unit contains TiO2 for confirmation.
NOTE: NO PRODUCTS SOLD BY PROMEDUSA CONTAIN OR USE TITANIUM DIOXIDE (TiO2)
Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) uses ultraviolet lamps (UV-C) combined with a Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) catalyst coating that is permanently bonded to a PCO honeycomb panel to oxidize and disinfect volatile organic compound (VOC) gases in the air.
The CDC in current intelligence bulletin #63 has identified Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) as a carcinogenic (cancer causing) substance.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of WHO-UN) has also cited Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) and placed it on its hazardous substance list.
The US Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) and the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, and the New Jersey Department of Health have also advised of the potential carcinogenic effects of exposure to Titanium Dioxide.
It is impossible to accurately evaluate the potential harm due to the use of these devices, however it may be prudent to evaluate your employees, colleagues and guests exposure to any possible Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) being emitted from these devices.
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