The discussion about air ionizers has been ongoing for some time, with some people claiming that they release dangerous levels of ozone that can be hazardous to health. Ozone, when breathed in high doses, can cause lung damage, chest pain, coughing, or difficulty breathing. Additionally, ionizers are not effective in reducing VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in the air. On the other hand, negative ions occur naturally and can have positive effects on humans, animals, and the environment.
They create oases of pure air. However, ionic air filters are not as harmless as they appear. When released into indoor air and inhaled, ozone is a powerful lung irritant that can worsen allergies and asthma. Ionic air purifiers not only produce ozone as an unwanted by-product, but they are also not particularly effective at removing other pollutants from the air.
As more information about the risks of air ionizers is published and presented to the public, consumers will be better informed before buying an air purifier and are more likely to be aware of and avoid these potentially dangerous ionizing air systems.