Are hydroperoxides safe?
There is no known case of hydro-peroxides ever creating a health risk. In fact, hydroperoxides are present in the natural outdoors air and are known as Mother Nature’s natural, enviro-friendly cleaning agent. Hydrogen peroxide is a compound of two parts hydrogen and two parts oxygen, simply water (H2O) with one extra atom of oxygen.
You know that fresh smell in the air after a thunderstorm? That’s present because ionized hydroperoxides have been produced with a combination of ions from lightening, water and sun, thereby cleaning the air.
Typical outdoor levels of hydroperoxides run between .01 to .03 ppm and the Government safety guideline on hydroperoxide gas is 1.0 ppm. The amount of hydro-peroxides required to purify indoor air is well below the level that is constantly in our outside air.
A pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.
‘other than the petrichor emanating from the rapidly drying grass, there was not a trace of evidence that it had rained at all’