nicholson Posted November 19, 2015 Report Share Posted November 19, 2015 [Admin Note: This is a new thread containing a bunch of posts on the health effects of ozone, previously posted on this EXERCISE thread. --Dean] Hi Sirtuin: Regarding your: "I wonder if there's any sort of off-gasing concerns with putting a big treadmill desk in the office and running that motor / belt for hours daily" I think the most serious threat to health from that would be ozone from the electric motor. If you do not know what ozone smells like please find out. Exposure to ozone, even in very low concentrations, causes irreversible lung damage. Fortunately, most people can smell ozone in very low concentrations. I would describe it as a somewhat acrid, musty smell. It is caused by the very high temperature in electric sparks converting atmospheric oxygen (O2) to ozone (O3). Some kitchen blenders emit considerable amounts of ozone, and when I use them I make sure the ozone is dissipated away from me. If you have a blender, or some similar piece of equipment with an electric motor handy, get it running and sniff around it trying to find a musty/acrid smell. You must avoid it at all costs, imo. I once visited an Air Force experimental radar station, full of electrical apparatus (but mostly not electric motors). When I entered the main room the smell of ozone was overpowering. The people in there very likely all died eventually from emphysema, never understanding the reason. I have also often detected it in specific subway (train) stations, in Toronto in particular. Rodney. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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