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FDA Preliminary Lab Tests: Several CPAP Cleaners Generate Ambient Levels of Ozone Above Safe Limits [Video]

The FDA issued a Safety Communication to inform patients and health care providers that devices claiming to clean, disinfect, or sanitize continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices or accessories (such as masks, tubing, headgear) using ozone gas or ultraviolet (UV) light are not legally marketed for this use by the FDA in the United States, and as such, their safety and effectiveness for use with CPAP devices and accessories is unknown.