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Air ionization: are ionizer air purifiers safe?

Air ionization is a highly effective air purification method that can release harmful substances, such as ozone, if not properly controlled. So before buying ionizer air purifiers, it's important to choose one that meets the necessary safety standards. You can then fully enjoy the benefits of air ionization without putting your health at risk.

What is air ionization?

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Air ionization refers to the process of adding or removing charged particles, or ions, from the air. These lose their electrical neutrality and becomes negative or positive ion.

In the purest of natural environments, an abundance of negative ions can be found. The sun's rays, the constant movement of the wind in the mountains, and the cascading drops of water in a waterfall... they're all natural sources that create negative ions!

These negative ions purify and refresh the air, which contributes to the sensation of well-being one experiences when in nature. In natural environments, negative ions are plentiful, creating an atmosphere in that one can feel energizing and invigorating.

How do ionizer air purifiers work?

air ionisation technology

Ionizer air purifiers work by using an electrical charge to produce negative ions that neutralize airborne particles in the air: viruses, dust, pollen, and other pollutants... Once these particles are charged with negative ions, they become attracted to charged surfaces such as walls, which causes them to settle out of the air. This process effectively removes the pollutants from the air, which can result in improved air quality and a reduction in allergy symptoms.

Are ionizer air purifiers safe?

While air ionizers produce negative ions that are beneficial and safe for our body, why should we be suspicious of purifiers using air ionization?

The reason is that some negative ion generators emit toxic substances, such as ozone.. It is indeed extremely difficult to produce large quantities of negative ions without producing ozone.

Why is ozone dangerous? Ozone is an oxidizing gas. In very small quantities breathed for a short time, ozone is not harmful to health. However, its hyper-oxidizing action is very toxic in the long term, even in small quantities. It contributes to irritation of the membranes and mucous membranes, causing respiratory problems, coughing, and asthma.

In addition, some free radicals and reactive oxygen and nitrogen species can be generated by air ionization. The superoxide ion O2- is biologically toxic in the aqueous phase and is suspected to be involved in some cancers.

Healthy and safe ionizer air purifiers!

Rest assured, the number of reactive oxygen species (including the superoxide ion) was measured at 5 cm from a TEQOYA ionizer air purifier, according to a protocol developed by the CERTAM laboratory with INSERM to measure the oxidizing potential of polluted air.

In conclusion: no ozone nor any other toxic substances are emitted. Thanks to its revolutionary and patented technology, TEQOYA develops air ionization solutions completely safe.

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