Negative ion generators (negative ionizers) have
been used for years to help rid closed indoor environments of allergens such as dust particles, animal
dander, pollen, mold spores, cigarette smoke, cigar smoke, PM10 particulate matter, etc. floating in the air.
The negative ions
cause microscopic particles (particulates) floating in a room, that cause some people to have allergic reactions,
to clump together and fall to the floor (or other surfaces) where they can be vacuumed up. This is
due to an electrostatic charge between the negative ions and other air molecules and particles in
Removes finer particles than either HEPA filters,
electronic air cleaners, or any other type of air purifier available. A fan-type air filter can only
filter the air that is drawn through it, whereas negative ions disperse throughout the room causing
particles to drop out of the air.
According to the book The Ion Effect,
negative ions are effective for allergies, asthma, catarrh, hay fever, sinusitis, eczema, burns,
emphysema, and even as a substitute for tranquilizers. It was discovered that negative ions balance
serotonin in the body, and this explains why people tend to feel more alert, stable and
energized in the presence of negative ions. Dr. Krenger found that bacteria, staphylococci,
and fungi growth is halted in the presence of negative ions, which explains the healing side effect.
Dr. I. Kombluch mounted experiments at Northeastern Hospital, and at the Frankford Hospital in
Philadelphia where he was able to report that 63% of patients suffering from hay fever or
bronchial asthma "have experienced partial or total relief" from negative ion therapy.
Russian studies reveal that positive (not negative) ions, on the other hand, make breathing more
difficult. Negative ions neutralize positive ions.
No one is saying a Negative
Ion Generator will cure anything, but they do help many people as noted above.