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Shortness of breath, coughing when working out near unit.

Symptoms cease when unit is turned off. Can the unit be causing this? Home is four years old, 2400 sq ft, one previous owner. Moved in Sept 08, started running unit shortly thereafter.
Have new puppy as of Dec 08. He also has been coughing. Coincidence?

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  • Dutch7773
    Dutch7773 May 11, 2010

    Hi,

    Some questions for you to analyze what is happening here...

    What is the square footage of the room you are working out and what is the total square footage of your home/apartment?

    What setting do you have the unit set to?

    When was the last time the unit was cleaned (clean plate)

    Dutch




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I think you've answered your own question: "symptoms cease when unit is turned off".
I don't want to be alarmist, and I certainly do not suggest that there is anything unsafe about the Breeze AT.  Nevertheless, this machine generates ozone, which is an upper respiratory tract irritant.  It is absolutely vital that you follow the manufacturer's instructions to the letter when operating it. Personally, I would never want to be in the same room as a working ozone generator (and I know of at least one ozone generator where the instructions specifically tell you to keep out while it's working).
Your machine may be on a setting where it is producing more ozone than is desirable. If you no longer have the manual, you can download a copy at www.ecoquest.com (click on the DOWNLOADS tab, then on OTHER on the green bar. The Breeze AT is in the Owner's Manuals list.).
If in doubt, play safe!

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