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Does this produce Ozone?

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I been looking at 2 models(HFD-110 & HFD-010) and been trying to find reviews on each. I was reading the comments from amazon and someone mentioned this:

"I've read some alarming material on the negative health effects of ionizers and other air purifiers that create "ozone," so I picked this air purifier since the description didn't say anything about an ionizer or ozone.

I received the product and was happy to find that it was in fact as quiet as its name purports. However, as I was reading through the instruction manual, I found hidden in jumble that I'm sure most people don't even bother to read that there is apparently some kind of active carbonator or whatnot that (you guessed it) emits ozone! Of course the disclaimer said its levels of ozone emission are within regulation, but the articles I've read have said that even when you follow the manufacturer's guidelines, you can still put yourself at risk of trapping too much ozone in a small area.

So now I'm afraid to use my air purifier. I always turn it on when I leave for work with the timer set to turn off before I return home, but I don't always remember to turn it on in the morning when I'm rushing to catch my bus, so it hasn't been as useful as I hoped when I originally bought the product. I really wish the description on Amazon had been more thorough because I never would have bought this product in the first place if I had known about the active carbon thingy.

I also own the Honeywell 17000N and though this product is not as quiet as the the QuietClean, it is a pure air cleaner with no fancy ozone-emitting sideshows, so at least I am able to leave this one on 24/7 without fear of poisoning myself."

I have not done enough research to verify his facts yet but I am wondering does this produce ozone like this person stated in his comments?

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I believe (LOL) it does.

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