Ozone Colorimetric SafeAir Badge, pk/50
The Ozone Colorimetric SafeAir badge is a monitoring system designed to indicate the presence of ozone at concentrations below the permissible exposure limit. The SafeAir ozone badge detects the presence of ozone by forming a color change in the shape of an exclamation mark inside the triangle. This indication is produced by a color-forming reaction that occurs when ozone reacts with a flat indicator layer.
Ozone is a bluish gas with a pleasant, characteristic odor in concentrations of less than 2 ppm. In higher concentrations, the odor is pungent and irritating. Ozone is a severe irritant to the eyes and the mucous membranes. Long-term exposures will cause pulmonary edema (abnormal fluid buildup in the lungs) and chronic respiratory disease. OSHA and NIOSH exposure limit for ozone is 0.1 ppm (TWA). Ozone is used as a disinfectant for air and water. It is also used to bleach waxes, textiles and oils.
- Allow the badge to warm to room temperature prior to removing the badge from its protective pouch.
- For personnel monitoring, attach the badge near the user’s breathing zone (i.e. the collar) with the front side exposed to the surrounding atmosphere.
- For area monitoring, attach the badge to a stand and mount in a centralized area with the front side exposed to the surrounding atmosphere.
- The exclamation mark appears within the triangle when mercury is present. Please note that an exclamation mark may appear on either the back or the front and the back of the badge.