We can choose which food to eat.
This is somewhat different with air! We have no choice at all. We must breathe it - it provides us with oxygen.
Equally trivial and fundamental
The quality of the air we breathe plays a vital role in our wellbeing and health.
Mostly man-made pollutants:
Tiny particles underly all these pollutants - particles with a diameter of less than 0.1 micrometers.
The human body is very capable of filtering particles with a size of one micrometer or more itself.
On the other hand, we can not filter smaller particles ourselves. They can enter our respiratory system unchecked.
Many of these particles are hazardous to our health and may accumulate in the lungs.
Cigarette smoke, soot or smoke from the hob, fireplace or fumes from traffic or pollen, viruses and bacteria need to be mentioned in this context.
According to research conducted by the Technical Research Institute of Sweden, approximately 90% of questionable particles in the air are smaller than one micrometer, making them too small for the body to filter them effectively.
The Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden has proven under clinical conditions that influenza viruses can largely be removed from the air using ion-technology.
The graphic gives an overview of different pollutants and their sizes.
Depending on their size, some of these are visible to the naked eye (e.g. household dust), but microscopes or even scanning electron microscopes become necessary when dealing with smaller particles.
By far the major portion of these particles - approx. 90% - is invisible to the naked eye!
Scientific research has proven the efficiency of the LIGHTAIR IonFlow’s ion-technology for cleaning air indoor.
Scientific report in Nature Report: