ENHANCED PROTECTION FROM AIRBORNE PARTICLES WITH A NOVEL DEVICE
Many of us have only more recently come to the realization that airborne particles, specifically in the form of microorganisms, can have a significant impact on our day-to-day lives. We've been forced to take drastic measures to protect our health, having to wear masks and face shields every day.
People across the world, however, have for years been wearing some form of face protection on a daily basis to reduce the risk of other respirator irritants such as smoke, smog, pollution, dust and other non-microorganism that are in the air.
While many masks offer a good degree of protection, there remains a question as to whether the average citizen really is well protected from the inhalation of airborne particles.
Medical Masks offer 95% protection
The most sought-after mask, the medical N95 mask has been shown to offer 95% protection from inhaled particles of very small size, which is why they are typically reserved for use by medical and healthcare professionals. Consider now the average mask that is used in public; to what degree is it offering protection.
Research has been ongoing into these questions, taking into account the rising risk of inhaled pollutants, the risk of biological warfare, and the general need for clean and purified air both in the public and occupational health settings.
Most recently, the focus has moved to the use of ion emission.
EMitting ions into the direct environment protects from airborne particle inhalation
Ionic emitters have received increased attention for use in removing particles from the air, including dust, aeroallergens and airborne microorganisms (bacteria and viruses), particularly in indoor environments.
By emitting ions into the air, similar to the prcoess where static electricity is created, these ions attract particles of a given size in the air, binding with them and causing them to increase in diameter and weight. Heavier particles are more likely to fall with the force of gravity, landing on surfaces instead of being inhaled, which dramatically reduces the risk of numerous health hazards associated with these particles being breathed in.
Both stationary and personally worn ionic devices have been shown to provide almost 100% reduction in the risk of inhaled airborne particles when combined with the use of a wearable nose and mouth-mask in the indoor environment. Manikin tests in a simulated airplane-type setting show the same results.
Multiple bodies of research have proven that by using these ionic devices in combination with a mask, the reduction in the risk of inhalation of any airborne particle of the size ranging from 0.04 to 2 microns in diameter, including bacteria, viruses, dust and pollution is almost 100% effective, thus providing a safe and powerful means of enhancing the protection from the detrimental health effects directly relating to the inhalation of these airborne particles.