In today’s world, we are all thinking of the best ways to keep ourselves and our families safe and healthy. This means cleaning our homes on a regular basis. Unfortunately, many times homeowners think that the most efficient method of cleaning involves spraying toxic chemicals and VOCs into the air multiple times a day. While these rituals may give a person peace of mind, they are not pleasant or safe to breathe in, nor do they clean the air.
What if there was another option that cleaned for you while you went about your daily activities? There is! It’s called needlepoint bipolar ionization! Needlepoint bipolar ionization targets dangerous particles at the source, in the air. By cleaning airborne particles, needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI) prevents harmful viruses, bacteria, mold, dust, dander, and pollen from reaching your loved ones’ breathing passages or causing infections. The technology is safe for humans and pets, and it can cut down on cleaning time significantly.
How Does Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Work?
According to the American Lung Association, “Many cleaning supplies or household products can irritate the eyes or throat, or cause headaches and other health problems, including cancer.” And, this is not only with chemicals like ammonia and bleach. The ALA also adds that “even natural fragrances such as citrus can react to produce dangerous pollutants indoors.” Needlepoint bipolar ionization works differently. It is safe for homes, because it is modeled after a process that occurs in nature.
Needlepoint bipolar ionization is modeled after a naturally-occurring process known as bipolar ionization. Bipolar ionization is responsible for the fresh and clean air on top of a mountain and the crisp and clear air right after a rainstorm. Bipolar ionization occurs when positive and negatively charged ions are released into the air by ultraviolet rays from the sun, meaning that the closer to the sun, the more ionization is at work. Ions are also released from lightning strikes. These charged ions work as air scrubbers, clearing the air of dangerous particles.
Indoors, bipolar ionization occurs when ionization technology (in the form or needlepoint bipolar ionizers) take in oxygen particles and convert them into positive and negatively charged ions. Because these ions desire to be neutral, they seek out a particle of the opposite charge to attach to.
Once the ion finds a match, it attaches itself, causing the particle to become heavy and fall to the ground or to get big and stuck in an air filter. In addition, a chemical reaction occurs, neutralizing the particle, so that it is no longer harmful, even if it were to be inhaled!
NPBI can also work on surfaces, since the ions seek out any exposed particle to attach to. In an independent study, Core Air Systems needlepoint bipolar ionizers were found effective at destroying 99% airborne and 80% surface-living COVID-19 in 10 minutes. Core Air Systems are also effective against influenza, bacteria, mold, VOCs, like those found in ammonia, gaseous chemicals, dust, dander, and pollen.
Core Air Systems is the perfect compliment to your current cleaning routine. We are not suggesting that you never sanitize, only that you add NPBI as an extra layer of defense to destroy particles proactively. And, because Core Air Systems are UL 2998 certified, you can trust that these systems won’t produce negative byproducts. These ionizers may be small, but their level of impact is huge!