Ozone machines are still available on the market, so it is essential to make sure that when selecting a bipolar ionizer for a building, it is not one that produces ozone. ISO-Air implements bipolar ionization without the production of ozone, making it a safe and effective method for improving indoor air quality. Ion generators work by charging the particles in a room so that they are attracted to walls, floors, tables, curtains, occupants, etc. Abrasion can cause these particles to be resuspended in the air. In some cases, these devices contain a collector to attract charged particles back to the unit.
While ion generators can remove small particles (for example, some have suggested that these devices provide an advantage in correcting an alleged ion imbalance), no controlled study has confirmed this effect.
Ozone-free air purifiersstill remove pollutants from the air. They do this by using high-efficiency filters. Some even kill viruses by filtering with UV light, without the need for ozone. There are air purifiers that claim that ozone improves air quality in homes.
However, it is important to note that not all air cleaning devices are suitable for home use; some air purifiers emit ozone that can be harmful to your health. Air purifiers are not effective if you produce ozone in your home, as they work to purify the air. Ozone is a molecule made up of three oxygen atoms. Two oxygen atoms form the basic oxygen molecule that is essential for the air we breathe. The third oxygen molecule can rebind to the molecules of other substances and alter their chemical composition. Ozone is an important ingredient in smog and is a highly reactive and unstable gas.
When inhaled, ozone can damage the lining of the respiratory tract. Symptoms include chest pain, cough, shortness of breath, and throat irritation. Ozone is especially harmful to people with chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and compromises the body's ability to fight respiratory infections. However, there are ways to prevent ozone production in your home. You can install an ionizer that complies with the UL 2998 standard, which basically states that this product does not produce ozone.
Ionizer air purifiers are generally safe because ionizers don't have enough energy to be harmful to you. These ionizers are on for 8 hours every day, and I have a Therapure TPP300D with UV+ ionizer that's on for 8 hours in my living room. GPS markets a Neddlepoint bipolar ionizer for air conditioning applications with high levels of negative and positive ions, but with zero ozone emissions. Since conflicting data related to the ionizer still persists, I don't usually use the ionizer option. However, to prevent my roommate from smoking second and third hand, I now plan to keep the ionizer on for 30 to 40 minutes when no one is in the room and then turn off the ionizer before anyone enters.
Air ionizers are designed to help provide cleaner air and they do so by using ionized particles. I professionally purchased and installed IWAVE ionizer systems for my top and bottom air conditioning systems.