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Are Plug-in Air Fresheners Dangerous?  Deodorize 

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Homeowners often become accustomed to problem odors in their homes, leaving neighbors or guests to notice and wonder, "What is that smell?" Unfortunately, many turn to plug-in air fresheners to mask these odors. However, these products often contain harmful chemicals and fail to effectively neutralize the source of the odor, which is frequently microbiological and hidden from view.

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If you're looking for a safe way to eliminate odors from smoking, cooking, pets, mold, or mildew, avoid plug-in air fresheners. You might be surprised by their potential safety risks. Read below to uncover their hidden dangers.


Problem: Although often used to address problem odors, are Plug-in Air Fresheners safe?  Consider the following five points:


  • Chemical Ingredients: Plug-in air fresheners often contain a mix of chemicals, including fragrances and solvents. These can be irritants and allergens, and some contain phthalates, which have been linked to health concerns.


  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): Many air fresheners emit VOCs that contribute to indoor air pollution. These compounds are associated with respiratory problems and other health issues.


  • Allergic Reactions: Fragrances in air fresheners can trigger allergic reactions, causing symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and skin rashes in sensitive individuals.


  • Asthma and Respiratory Issues: People with asthma or other respiratory conditions may be particularly affected by the chemicals in air fresheners, potentially worsening their symptoms.


  • Long-term Effects: Research is ongoing into the long-term effects of exposure to air freshener chemicals. While data is still emerging, reducing exposure to potentially harmful chemicals is generally advisable for better health.


Solution: The SanusAer Ozone Generator provides a chemical-free solution to keep your air fresh and clean. Say goodbye to harmful air fresheners and hello to healthier indoor air quality! Nature eliminates odor-causing molecules through a process called oxidation, where these molecules combine with oxygen in the air. Ozone, one of nature's most powerful oxidants, effectively oxidizes and destroys odor molecules at their source.


Because ozone is a gas, it can reach every corner of your space, following air currents to find hidden odor molecules. Ozone is very safe when used for shock treatments in unoccupied spaces, as it converts back into clean, breathable oxygen after the treatment, leaving no chemical residue behind. Additionally, ozone is already used to treat the food we eat and the water we drink, demonstrating its safety and effectiveness.

Note: Homeowners using plug-in air fresheners to eliminate odors may be misled by their apparent effectiveness. While these products mask odors, they emit dangerous chemicals into the indoor environment, potentially harming health. Manufacturers are not required to disclose the details of these harmful chemicals on the label, and many of these compounds are particularly hazardous to young children and the elderly.

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