I was really excited to try the EcoBadge in my home to see how the levels of ozone were in my home and if my efforts of greenness are really as effective as I always hope they are. I put one EcoBadge test in the kitchen while I was cooking and another in the bedroom over my beloved bed. I waited the instructed hour to let the EcoBadge test soak up as much ozone as it could and I was happily surprised that the EcoBadge test card reader said the levels were relatively low. The EcoBadge test card reader is color/number coded so you can match the color of your card to the reader and the color is rated at a certain number. On the back of the reader there is a chart which explains how healthy the levels are for you. My rooms were both between a 10 & 20 which is good according to the badge and the levels are quite low in my home which makes me feel better about our green efforts.
I also tested two areas in my office because where my green efforts are usually thwarted. However I didn’t get any reading at all in the office which was a little disappointing. Maybe I didn’t put the EcoBadge tests in the right areas but either way I know my home is safe!

EcoBadge Fresh Air Kit

EcoBadge Fresh Air Kit

EcoBadge offers personal readers that you can wear to see how you are being effected on a daily basis in your normal surroundings. EcoBadgealso offers teacher guides and student projects for monitoring air pollution.

About EcoBadge:

The Company was founded in June 1983 to promote and distribute non toxic pest control products. The founder, Gary W. Short, a long time allergy / asthma sufferer was interested in developing and marketing products that would increase public awareness of illnesses that are exacerbated by environmental conditions.
In 1990, Mr. Short came up with the idea of developing an inexpensive method of measuring ground level ozone. In 1992, the first production run occurred. In 1993, the first education books were published by the Company.
Vistanomics, Inc is committed to educating the public on environmental issues. Ozone air pollution is a serious public health problem, and it’s not just isolated to ozone non-attainment areas in densely populated urban areas in the U.S.. It’s a world wide health issue. Ozone air pollution damages crops and is created not just by automobile emissions reacting with sunlight. Biomass burning in developing countries is a major contributor.

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