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Is my Projector Killing Me ?????

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by mavice, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. mavice

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    Call me paranoid but....

    Ozone is toxic..right?

    Ozone is produced by UV light and oxygen....right?

    Projectors MUST produce some % of UV light .....right?..even photocopiers and printers produce some...they even have ozone filters in some models.

    Ozone is heavier than air....Definately Right!

    so.......when I sit under my X1 every night, am I getting slowly gassed !!?

    thoughts anyone...

    :) :) :suicide: :suicide:
     
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    Someone correct me If I'm wrong, but I think Photocopiers produced Ozone due the high voltage electrostatics used to stick the toner powder to the drum, not the bright light. (laser printers also produce ozone but have no light). Ozone has quite a distinctive smell, so if your PJ was producing it you'd probably know.
     
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    Probably not, but even if it were... what a way to go, eh?! ;)
     
  4. mavice

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    :D

    OK...forget the photocopier comparison

    as to the smell...you are right...ozone smells like, well, like an electrical discharge.

    Ie. when you take off your jumper and you get static...that smell at the same time is ozone.

    Dont smell any ozone from my X1 but I would imagine you would need high levels to be able to smell it...human nose is not that sensitive.

    Ozone is toxic at levels as low as 0.1ppm (parts per million)

    so dont rely on your nose to protect you.

    :suicide: :suicide: :suicide: :suicide: :suicide:
     
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    I think i can now state I have heard it all :D I can now die a happy man! :rotfl:
     
  6. mavice

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    :D :rotfl: :D

    thats the point.....I am a happy man watching my pj....but will I die because of it ?

    .....just a thought, maybe CRT's produce even more ozone than pj's due to the high voltages inside the sets ?

    symptoms of exposure to ozone include

    repiratory irritation
    dry throat
    dry eyes
    coughing

    anyone suffer from these ?....I have, but just blamed the better half for having the fire up too high :suicide: :D
     
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    I had this girlfriend once who said she would never use Teflon frying pans because the Teflon can cause cancer !!!! This same girlfriend smoked like a trooper ! ......Go figure!
    What I'm saying is that there are probably many more dangers you are exposing yourself to that you should be concerned about such as car emissions, passive smoking, sacharine (causes cancer in rats), Sudan whatchamacallit! etc. etc. than ozone from your X1 projector....
    If you are really that worried, sit in another seat and fit an extractor fan to the ceiling!
     
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    I've checked the warranty details of a number of products and there is no mention of possible death, so i think you will be ok :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: sorry I just can't stop laughing, stop it YOUR killing me
     
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    You mean to tell me I've been watching my projector with my gas mask on all this time, FOR NOTHING!!!? :eek:
     
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    Actually, When the projector 1st arcs the lamp with >10,000 volts at start up, Ozone in the form of negative ions are produced, nothing to do with UV.
    Negative ions are in fact good guys, remember how clean the air feels when a storm/lightening is near, negative ions actually help to clean the air by being attracted to positively charged dust particles then become heavier than air(they fall down!, hopefully not on the bloody panel!)

    Once the projectors lamp is running, ballast runs the lamp with 70-150 volts AC and no ozone is emmitted.

    Many products are on the market that are used to produce negative ions for well being in home and car enviroment air cleaning, but don't worry, light up another fag, drink a few more pints and wait for the real ozone layer to dissappear to kill us all aaaaahhhhh........ :suicide:
     
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    Not sure about this... Ozone is a gas (O3 rather tha oxygen O2). whereas ionisers just charge the dust and particles in the air so that the attract to objects and do not stay in the air.

    thanks for your input though,......I hadn't thought about the initial arcing...that would defo produce Ozone.!!!!

    Gas masks....mmmm... theres a thought.

    Anyone know if you can get gas masks with corrective lenses ??

    Also, what type of mask filer would be needed to filter out ozone ?...perhaps I could adapt one from the afore mentioned photocopiers :D
     
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    Should not laugh but I know a fella who had a Sharp Z12000 fall off the mount and land on his head killing him outright.

    So technically, yes, you PJ can kill you.

    It makes sense though. The Z12 is one big mother of a PJ....

    Cap.
     
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    You may laugh, but the last person that ate an entire teflon coated utensil did indeed die. So you see, she wasn't as daft as you first thought. :D

    Gary
     
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    Best thread I have read in ages - make it sticky!! :rotfl:
     
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    I have only been watching my projector for 2mins at a time because of this problem, makes it a pain watching films!! Please update me if this rumour is not true.
     
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    how about setting up an elaborate system of prisms & mirrors to allow you to watch the movie in a different room to the projector :D
     

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