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> How Negative Ions Purify the Air
 

Surround Air Purification Systems Authorized DistributorVirtually all particles in the air have a positive charge, while negative ions have a negative charge. In which case, negative ions and particles magnetically attract to one another. When there is a high enough concentration of negative ions in the air, they will attract to floating particles in large numbers. This causes the particles to become too heavy to remain airborne. As a result, the particles will fall out of the air, preventing them from being inhaled into the respiratory tract where they can trigger breathing and health problems.

The ionized particles will then be collected by normal cleaning activities, such as vacuuming or dusting. If the particles happens to be kicked back up into the air again, they will be ionized, and quickly settled out of the air once again.

In nature, negative ions are generated by processes such as sunlight, lightning, waves from the ocean, and from waterfalls. "Concrete Jungles" minimize the natural production of negative ions by disrupting the delicate electrical balance between the atmosphere and the earth. Surround Air Ionizers recreate them with electrodes ("needlepoints") to electrically produce negative ions. This method produces a density (about 1,000,000/cm3) that is 10 times higher than the negative ion level found at Niagara Falls, the highest natural producer of negative ions and one of the healthiest environments in the world.

Properly designed air ionizers do not cause any of the drawbacks of typical needlepoint ionizers though. As a result, there is no "black wall" effect, erosion or wearing down of the electrodes, or any other "side effects".

Other Negative Ion Benefits

Asthma, Allergies, and other Respiratory Problems and Illnesses. Many scientific studies have been conducted over the years (mostly in Europe and Russia) showing how exposure to high levels of negative ions drastically or significantly reduce asthma and allergy symptoms, as well as respiratory-related illness.

Studies have also shown a link between negative ion treatment and benefits for the following:

Migraine Headaches. Inhaling negative ions prevents the overproduction of serotonin inside the brain. The overproduction of serotonin inside the brain is the cause of migraine headaches.

Depression. A study at Columbia University suggested that negative ion treatment is more effective than anti-depressant drugs such as Prozac and Zoloft, and there are no side effects with negative ions.

Fatigue. The overproduction of serotonin (chemical produced inside the brain) also causes fatigue, and negative ions prevent the overproduction of serotonin inside the brain.

Sleep. A study in France found that negative ionizers helped people to sleep better, by preventing the overproduction of the chemical serotonin in the brain.

"Results: When I lay down, my nose doesn't automatically clog up. I have vivid, memorable dreams - which I believe is because I'm finally getting enough air to allow myself a more deep sleep. Thanks."
-C. Etzel, South Dakota

Mental Performance and Concentration. Several tests have shown people exposed to negative ion treatment perform much better in mentally-oriented activities than those who are not.

Physical Performance. Due to test results performed by Russian scientists, negative ionizers were always installed in the locker rooms and resting places for the Russian athletes.

Burns. Studies performed in one hospital found that burn patients were far more likely to recover more quickly and thoroughly.

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