When ozone is first present in the air, it can cause a sudden tickling or irritation of the throat. Many customers report that they sometimes have headaches, sore throats, and coughing symptoms when using an air purifier. But can an air purifier really cause a cough or headaches? In most cases, the answer is no. However, if you choose a low-quality negative ion air purifier that produces excess ozone or that is not ventilated in an enclosed space, you may experience headaches and coughing symptoms.
Usually, the cause of coughs and headaches caused by air purifiers is ozone generation or secondary pollution. Migraines are other types of headaches that can be caused by fumes, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), or airborne particulates. Migraines are very serious headaches and the exact mechanism or source of the pain is currently unknown. However, if headaches are caused by the environment, cleaner air quality has been shown to help decrease the frequency of headaches.
Drugs that help decrease inflammation in neural tissue also appear to target the unknown source of migraine pain. Some of the symptoms that some air purifiers can cause include headaches, sore throats, coughs, asthma attacks, and difficulty breathing. In fact, your air purifier can aggravate many of the health problems you expected it to solve. Fortunately, all air purifiers do not cause these difficulties and some work as advertised. But how do you know which type of air purifier is safe for your health? To avoid any potential health risks associated with air purifiers, it's important to choose one with a high-quality filter system that is designed to remove pollutants from the air without releasing ozone or other harmful gases. Additionally, make sure to regularly clean and replace your filter to ensure optimal performance. In conclusion, while air purifiers can potentially cause headaches, sore throats, and coughing symptoms if they produce excess ozone or are not ventilated properly in an enclosed space, most high-quality models are designed to remove pollutants from the air without releasing ozone or other harmful gases.
Therefore, it's important to choose an air purifier with a high-quality filter system and regularly clean and replace your filter for optimal performance.