The technology of ionizers has been in use for more than a century with little to no research on the overall effects of air quality. With specific facts unveiled, the research came to a halt. However, now, more than ever before, health professionals are urging further research into how this method of air quality testing in Massachusetts, and around the globe, could help reduce the outbreak and prevent even more deaths due to the global pandemic COVID-19.
How ionizers work
In their simplest of forms, ionizers release negative ions into the air. Those ions attach themselves to things like dust, pollen, and, more importantly, viruses and bacteria, which are positive ions. As the two ions bond into one, the overall weight is substantially increased, causing the elements to fall to the ground or onto surfaces below.
Sure, the elements are still there. But, disinfecting surfaces has proven to be a much simpler task than cleaning the air in your home or business.
In 2003, a year-long trial at St. James Hospital in Leeds Scotland found that infections of the bacteria Acinetobacter in an intensive care unit were eliminated by the negative air ionizer. The study was conducted by the University of Leeds engineer, Clive Begg, and left health officials astounded.
In 2015, a separate study by a team of Swedish academics used a portable ionizing device and achieved 100%prevention of airborne transmitted influenza strain A between animals.
During the 1970s, bipolar ionization technology arrived in the United States as a tool to control pathogens in food manufacturing. This technology is integrated directly into HVAC systems. Since, it is a technology proven effective against SARS, norovirus, and several different strains.
As the charged atoms cluster around the microparticles, they also attach to expelled breath droplets that are known for transporting viruses. The atoms enlarge the microparticles making them easily caught in filters and providing continuous disinfection.
“The ions produce a chemical reaction on the cell membrane surface that inactivates the virus,” Philip Tierno, a clinical professor of microbiology and pathology at the NYU School of Medicine, told Business Insider.
Although bipolar ionization is utilized for larger-scale commercial projects, there are several suitable options for residential customers as well. At Purely Green Environmental, we take air quality testing in Massachusetts with the utmost serious and care. From inspection to our wide range of available air purifiers, our team is here to help you achieve the highest level of air quality possible.
Contact us today to discuss the steps you may need in order to clean the air you breathe. (888) 291-3773.