VISTANOMICS developed and manufactures a line of inexpensive, superbly accurate, and easy to use ozone detection kits. Click here to see our new line of kits. Our products have been used for the past fifteen years in: educational programs k-12; non-profit environmental groups; industrial hygienests; researchers; private companies ranging from aerospace to bottling companies; and numerous government agencies.
Ozone is a gas composed of three oxygen atoms.
This composition is the same whether in the stratosphere; the troposphere or at breathing level.
Is it harmful, or beneficial?
This Website Will Answer Those Questions.
Ozone Can Be Extremely Beneficial:
In the upper stratosphere, itï¿½s blocking the Sun's ultra-violet rays. To understand this complex process known as global warming. Check out the article: "What you do to save the ozone layer"
As An Industrial Disinfectant:
Ozonated water (water that has been impregnated with high levels of ozone) is rapidly replacing the environmentally hazardous substances such as chlorine, biocides, and chromic acid worldwide in the water bottling; meat; poultry; seafood; and agricultural processing industries. Workers that spray ozonated water can be subjected to unhealthy levels of off-gas ambient ozone.
Our latest kit christened the EBK V.4 is waterproof with a patent pending.
This unique technology gives management an inexpensive way of protecting their workers.
AT BREATHING LEVEL OZONE can be Harmful:
Ozone air pollution can be created by the sun reacting with hydrocarbons to create ozone air pollution. Go to Article: Ozone Outdoors
Home ozone air purifiers; ionizers; office copy machines; laser printers; fax machines; and computers can create levels of ozone that are harmful to one's respiratory system. Check out: "Health Hazards of Ozone-generating Air Cleaning Devices"
Our Eco Badgeï¿½ Fresh Air Kitï¿½ was designed for home and office use. Click here to see the contents of the kit.
If you're an asthma/allergy sufferer, check out our article: "Ozone in the Workplace".
If you're a student looking to learn about air pollution both indoor and outdoor check out the k-12 projects and the Eco Badgeï¿½ kit. Ozone as an air purifier is excellent when used to destroy mold and to mask and destroy unpleasant odors. However, its use must be in controlled environments where humans are not present.
GLOBE Schools, Teachers, and researchers:
Our Zikua® is a hand-held optical reader which will give an instant and precise readout of the Eco Badge® Test Card™ after exposure to ozone. The user can record data and then upload the information to a computer. The GLOBE program, with over 15,000 schools worldwide, requires those teachers that study air pollution to use Zikua and the Eco Badge Test Cards. Click here to get more information.
Badgeï¿½ is a device to measure ozone at home or in the work environment. Used by the American Lung Association and by many educational programs throughout the USA, Canada, the European Union, Australia, and Brazil, it's compact, easy-to-use design requires no special apparatus or chemicals.
Eco Badge Badge Holder with vinyl strap and metal clip
asthmatic and allergy sufferer, I have a selfish interest
in promoting clean air. Our first line of defense in the
fight against airborne pollutants is the Eco
Gary W. Short