Just saw a Pat Murphy Stark (cute blond, 'Miss NYS' winner in 1990)
direct marketing TV ad for the AirForceIonizer. Claims to do what the
larger, more expensive ionizers, like the Sonic Breeze, do.
Sells for $50, but if you act now, $10 for two. :-) Cleaned all smoke
from a fish tank in 6 minutes. Nothing about cleaning it though. Perhaps
it's a throwaway.
No Google links for AirForceIonizer.
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and typed the following:
Could have been. Not much smaller in volume than the one used in the
Sonic Breeze ads when you consider the size of each unit. This unit was
much smaller than the SB. Looked about the size of an older cable TV
Assuming that the Ionic Breeze (sorry for the previous
mis-identification) actually works (and CU says it doesn't), how many of
them would you need to do the same thing?
whether or not ionizers provide health benefits can be argued either way
some are effective at removing smoke from the air but can cause particles in
the air to "attach to nearby surfaces such as walls or furniture, or attach
to one another and settle out of the air" - see below
so the particles are not filtered out and still in the room, no good if the
particles are unhealthy
u.s. epa indicates "high efficiency particle filters or electrostatic
precipitators" are more efective " in removing particles of dust, tobacco
smoke, pollen or fungal spores."
some of what the u.s. epa says about ionizers:
"...some ozone generators are manufactured with an "ion generator" or
"ionizer" in the same unit. An ionizer is a device that disperses negatively
(and/or positively) charged ions into the air. These ions attach to
particles in the air giving them a negative (or positive) charge so that the
particles may attach to nearby surfaces such as walls or furniture, or
attach to one another and settle out of the air. In recent experiments,
ionizers were found to be less effective in removing particles of dust,
tobacco smoke, pollen or fungal spores than either high efficiency particle
filters or electrostatic precipitators. (Shaughnessy et al., 1994; Pierce,
et al., 1996). However, it is apparent from other experiments that the
effectiveness of particle air cleaners, including electrostatic
precipitators, ion generators, or pleated filters varies widely (U.S. EPA,
possibly but the smell would continually replenish itself so you'd have to
run an ionizer continuously until the smell went away anyway, and in the
meantime with the ionizer you would have the health concerns mentioned by
the epa as to ionizers and if it is also an ozone generator you would have
ozone issues as well
any way to use a dog or other smell sensitive animal to locate the dead mice
so the decaying carcasses could be removed or otherwise remediated?
or this person uses their nose then cuts a hole in the wall to remove the
Too bad bluebottle flies aren't sold for that.
They head for the source of the smell, wall portion gets removed, carcass
taken out, wall repaired.
BTW, the Ionic Breeze got incredibly panned by Consumer's Reports a while
Indeed. Some consider canned tuna to be an hazardous material. Still, the
minisucule amount Ozone generated by this dude is insignificant.
What one needs is a REAL Ozone generator. The one we use generates 900ug/hr.
We could let a dead Flamingo decompose in the same room and never notice the
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