Yes, all of our ozone generators put out negative ions, but not nearly as much as compared to a standard ionizer. Most ionizer products output more than 1,000,000 to 10,000,000 per cubic cm. This is way too much. Too much ionization turns your walls and furniture black with dirt and soot, and causes breathing irritations.
According to air science, outdoor fresh air has 200 to 500 ions per cubic cm, indoor air has 100 to 200 per cubic cm, and a forest will have 1,500 to 5,000 ions per cubic cm. Our ozone generators produce reasonable levels of negative ions of about 10,000 to 30,000 per cubic cm., which is more than enough to gain the positive benefits of negative ionization. Therefore, the amount of negative ions output from our series of products is good enough for giving indoor air that fresh clean smell, but not too much as to turn your walls black.
For purifying the air and removing odors only an ozone generator can kill viruses, bacteria, and mold spores. Ionization has no effect whatsoever on these compounds. Ionizers are toys compared to a real ozone generator. Ionization may make the air “smell” fresh but as soon as you turn the unit off the effect is over. Not so with ozone.
After careful testing we found that even extremely high amounts of negative ions were not effective in purifying the air. An extremely high amount of ions may give a false sense of clean air, but they can become irritating very quickly. Too much ionization can cause headaches and sore throats, as well as turning the surfaces in your home black with a dusty film that is very difficult to wash away.
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