Effects of Bad Ions

The harmful effects of positive ions, pollution & ozone

Medical research has found that inhaling too many positive ions can be harmful. When breathed into your lungs, positive ions are taken into your bloodstream, where they can trigger various harmful responses such as the release of excess serotonin and histamine.

So if you suspect the air in your office or home is undermining your well-being, you're probably right. Several factors could be at work, including:

Top 10 air pollutants in the home

  1. Cigarette smoke & unflued gas heaters
  2. Cleaning chemicals & aerosols
  3. Pesticides
  4. Carbon monoxide and fine particulates from cars and diesels
  5. Formaldehyde from composite woods
  6. Solvents including oil based paints
  7. Dust & Dust mites
  8. Synthetic backed carpets (natural or synthetic fibres)
  9. Electromagnetic Fields (EMR) from Electronic equipment
  10. Mould and mildew

This chart shows the approximate level of negative ions in various environments.

The ion concentration depends on the geographical, geological, metrological and time conditions in each case.