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We are using a living air purifier xL15S and we are all getting sick. Headaches, colds. I know on the back of the machine it states that high levels of ozone can be injurious to ones health if not in a well ventilated area. Are we getting sick from this or is it just a coincidence. We had a renter living in our house before and they smoked heavy and we are wanting to get rid of the smell. Thanks for your help.

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I would doubt that high ozone levels are causeing your problems. It is possible if your house is not properly ventilated for ozone to be hazardous so I would recommend that you cut the time that you are using your air purifier in half and for the next 2-3 months I would change furnace filters on a weekly basis.Also clean all carpets and drapes to remove all tobaco residue. I hope this helps you and that you all start feeling better.Thank you.

Posted on Feb 10, 2011

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