The Air We Breathe

The air we breathe is of vital importance to maintaining optimum health. Unfortunately, our air is polluted with ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and lead. In many cases, the air in our homes can be even worse than the air outside. Volatile organic compounds, or VOC’s, are toxic gases emitted from certain solids or liquids such as cleaning supplies, pesticides, craft materials like glues and adhesives, permanent markers, and thousands of other household products including the off-gassing of furniture, carpets, and drapes. Additionally, indoor air often contains dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, and carbon monoxide.

What is the effect of negative ions on indoor air quality? Pollutants in the air are positively charged while the negative ions are negatively charged. By magnetic attraction, these ions unite and attach to particles in the air making them too heavy to stay afloat. They settle out of the air and drop down onto floors and surfaces, where they can be safely dusted or vacuumed away. Keeping positive ions away from the respiratory system is especially important for those with asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, allergies, and chemical sensitivities and, in general, for those of us who want to maintain a Wellness Home or safe, healthy haven.

Negative ions have almost the same effect as walking through a forest or near a mountain stream, recreating, to some extent, how it feels after a refreshing rain where negative ions are naturally generated. Nikken’s Power 5 Pro puts out negative ions which have a calming/relaxing effect on the brain. Once the brain is calm, our cognitive function improves. We can think more clearly, recall and retain information, and problem solve more easily.

So Nikken’s filtration system, not only cleans the air of contaminants, allergens, bacteria and viruses, but it also emits negative ions without generating any harmful ozone.