What are the effects of hydroxyls or hydroxyl radicals on our bodies and other things in our home? Some of the latest technologies in home air purification use uv-c light and water vapor to create a hydroxyl radical reaction. The result is hydro peroxides, super oxide ions, passive negative ions, hydroxides and ozonide ions. They do a very good job of telling us how these hydroxyls react with contaminants in our home, but for some reason or another do not discuss how they react with our bodies and other things in our home like metalic plumbing fixtures, metalic surfaces of furnature and metalic components of our electronic devices. I say this because these hydroxyls are said to be highly oxidative and corrosion is essentially oxidation. Finally, they assure us that there is no need to worry about hydroxyl molecules accumulating because of their very short life span since they react with a contaminant very quickly. What happens when most or all the contaminants are eliminated? Could these hydroxyls build up? and what if they do?