FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2005
and Distributor of Negative Ion
Generators Takes Exception to the May 2005 Consumer
Reports® Article About "Ionizing Air Cleaners"
South Greenfield, Missouri-May 19, 2005--Is it
for Consumer Reports to make a mistake?
Michael J. Waters, President of
Comtech Research LLC, an Internet-based company that manufactures
negative ion generators and air purifiers, says "we
happen to know enough about the subjects reported on
to say that the Consumer Reports article sure does
need some clarification."
After praising Consumer Reports as a
of information" and saying "I certainly consult Consumer
Reports whenever I am about to purchase a car, riding
mower, or major appliance," Mr. Waters goes on to state
that he "about lost all faith in Consumer Reports when
(they) did a review on a competitor's air purifier
some time ago on a product that really helped his wife's
sensitivity to... perfumes."
Mr. Waters claims that Consumer Reports' illustration
in the May 2005 article 'is really an electrostatic
precipitator' NOT an ionizer. '...there are companies
selling this kind of stuff, claiming that they are
ionizers. But that does NOT make them ionizers, even
if ions are generated inside the unit.'"
continues, "When Consumer Reports decides to do a
review on a given class of products, do they automatically
take in all the knowledge of all the engineers, scientists,
According to Comtech Research LLC, statements in the
CR article, such as "Ionizers...are adding ozone
indoors" and "...ionizers create ozone as a
byproduct...", are "not always the case, provided they are designed and built
He adds "We know what it takes" to design and build
a negative ion generator properly.
The entire article may be viewed at
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