With food that we eat, we have the choice whether we want to eat it or not.
With the breathing air it is different! We are inevitably at the mercy of the air we breathe. We have to breathe it - it nourishes us with oxygen.
As trivial as fundamental
The quality of air plays a decisive role in our well-being and health.
Air quality is polluted by both natural and man-made substances.
Bacteria and viruses
Pollen and allergens
Mostly man-made pollutants:
Particulate matter and exhaust
Underlying all of these exposures are tiny particles. Particles less than 0.1 micrometers in diameter.
The human eye can only perceive particles with a size of about 30 micrometers or more
A human hair is about 50 micrometers (0.05mm) in diameter
The human body can filter particles as small as 1 micrometer very well.
On the other hand, we are not able to filter smaller and even smaller particles. These enter our body unhindered through the respiratory tract.
Many of these particles are hazardous to health and may be deposited in the lungs.
Smoke from cigarettes, soot, but also smoke from cooking stoves, fireplaces and exhaust fumes from road traffic, but also pollen, viruses and bacteria should be mentioned in this context.
According to a study by the Technical Research Institute of Sweden, about 90% of the particles in question in the air are smaller than 1 micrometer and thus too small to be effectively filtered by the body itself.
Modern ion technology makes it possible to remove these smallest particles from indoor air.
At the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, it has been demonstrated under clinical conditions that influenza viruses can be eliminated to a large extent by ion technology.