RE: [Histonet] Air purifiers

From:"Della Speranza, Vinnie"

I looked into an ozone generator for odor control in the morgue. At the time, I discovered that the safety of ozone generators is apparently controversial but I don't recall the details. Apparently the Feds consider ozone hazardous if my memory is correct on this. Would be worth an internet search at the least if you are considering going this route.

Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
165 Ashley Avenue  Suite 309
Charleston, South Carolina 29425
Tel: (843) 792-6353
Fax: (843) 792-8974

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Greg Dobbin
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 2:46 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Air purifiers

Hello All,
Does anyone out there have first hand experience with the air purifiers
sold by EMS (Electron Microscopy Sciences)?  The web link is pasted
below and the pitch (from that site) is also pasted below. I called to
see if I could "demo" one but they don't do that.  So, obviously I'm
reluctant to purchase without having some assurance that they will
indeed make a difference in the air quality in my gross tissue
dissection room (formalin, xylene, biologic odors, etc.)

Are there others in the marketplace that people could recommend?
Thanks in advance.

Lab Air System; Electronic Air Purifiers

How do they work ?
Electronic Air Purifiers produce a controlled level of Ozone
electrically by converting molecules of Oxygen (O2 ) into molecules of
Ozone (O3). Ozone, sometimes called activated oxygen, as part of the
process of returning to oxygen, casts off its extra atom. That extra
atom combines with the molecule of the odor's source and thereby
destroys the odor by oxidation. Once Ozone's extra atom is consumed
fresh air is left behind which was created by a natural process.

Lab-Air Units produce a safe unsaturated level of activated oxygen that
neutralizes harmful fumes and eliminates problem odors from organic
materials as well as some commonly used chemicals such as: Formaldehyde,
Xylene, Toluene, Glutaraldehyde, Alcohol, Acetone.

Greg Dobbin, R.T.
Chief Technologist, Anatomic Pathology
Dept. of Laboratory Medicine,
Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
P.O. Box 6600
Charlottetown, PE    C1A 8T5
Phone: (902) 894-2337
Fax: (902) 894-2385

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