Negative Ions and Ozone Myths and Facts.


Myth: "Ozone" and "Negative ions" refer to the same thing.

Fact: Not so. They are very different. A negative ion is an oxygen atom with an extra electron. It is odorless. Ozone is an oxygen molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms. You can smell ozone if the concentration is high enough.


Myth: Ozone and negative ions perform exactly the same functions in purifying the air.

Fact: The functions they perform are as different as night and day. Sometimes both are needed to purify the air we breathe. Negative ions rid the air of pollen, dust, etc.: stuff you can see under a microscope. Ozone cannot. Negative ions also can improve mood. Ozone cannot do that, either. Ozone gets rid of odors, pollutants, etc.; stuff at the molecular level (although negative ions can get rid of some odors, too.)


Myth: Negative ions are nothing more than ordinary static electricity.

Fact: That is a falsehood. Is there static electricity near waterfalls or other areas where negative ions are naturally generated? Of course not. Although some ionizers can induce a 'static' charge on nearby objects under certain conditions, negative ions flow through the air like electricity through a semiconductor.


Myth: Too high a level of negative ions in the room is bad for you.

Fact: Negative ions have not been found to be harmful even in very high concentrations. Just the opposite has been found the case. In fact, there are patients using high-density negative ions to treat depression.


Myth: Ozone is ALWAYS a bad thing.

Fact: While ozone in extremely high concentrations is a toxic gas, if the ozone level is properly selected, the ozone and the pollutants/odours in the air CANCEL EACH OTHER. Overlooking this fact is the cause of the ozone controversy we sometimes see. What is more, a little ozone is often far permissible to the toxic gases and pollutants it can eliminate from the air we breathe.


Myth: Nebelr Air purifier produce Negative Ions and Ozone.

Fact: Unlike other air cleaners, Nebelr uses Japanese technology that produce 10 million Negative Ions and also mentions the low ozone concentration on the box after being tested and approved in laboratory tests. Ozone concentration in Nebelr is extremely low which is 0.016mg/m3, lower than 0.10mg/m3 international standard. And is 100% safe to use in any small room or car.



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