Ozone Safety?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by NM2008, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. NM2008

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    135
    0
    Hi,
    Im working on a high voltage spark ignition circuit, during testing, an inch/25.4mm arc is constantly being produced.
    Just wondering is the ozone that is given off, in any way harmful to the health over a period of time. (eg. radiation?..etc)


    Thanks in advance.
    Regards NM
     
  2. wayneh

    Expert

    Sep 9, 2010
    12,126
    3,048
    Ozone is definitely a health hazard, especially to sensitive individuals. It is NOT a radiation hazard, although a spark gap can produce X-rays. You should do some Googling on ozone health risks.
     
  3. bertus

    Administrator

    Apr 5, 2008
    15,648
    2,347
    Hello,

    Ozone will react with a lot of stuff.
    It can be rather agressive as it want to get rid of an Oxygen molecule.
    See the wiki for more info:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone

    Bertus
     
  4. NM2008

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    135
    0
    Thanks for the help.
    Regards NM
     
Loading...