Ozone and Negative Ions
Negative ions are beneficial to the human body while positive ions are harmful. You will find the highest concentrations of negative ions in natural clean air.
Ions are invisible charged particles in the air – either molecules or atoms, that bear an electric charge.
Negative ions are oxygen atoms charged with an extra electron. They are created in nature by the effects of water, air, sunlight and the Earth’s inherent radiation.
Did you know air purifiers remove asbestos from the air & remove pollutants from it also? Air ionizers use ions to remove particulates, microbes, and odors from the air. Air ionizers make the air in a room healthier for people to breathe, especially for people suffering from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory-related ailments actually.
Ozone is 3 oxygen molecules (O3), ozone is formed by electron transfer to molecular oxygen in the gaseous phase.. There is no debate about the negative effect of ozone (Title 21—Food and Drugs; Chapter I—Food and Drug Administration Department of Health and Human Services; Subchapter H—Medical Devices". US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website. Retrieved 2006-08-30) with the FDA concluding there is no place for ozone in medical treatment. Ozone in very low concentrations provides a pleasing smell to some people and the smell is often described as clean. Therefore, ions can occur with multiple substances and ozone and ions are not identical although usually when negative ions are generated some ozone results. To my knowledge, there is no risk from exposure to negatively charged ions generated by household appliances.
A few things to know about minimal ozone & negative ions.