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Do Needlepoint Bipolar Ionizers Kill COVID-19? According to Experts, No


In 2021, an expensive trend took hold as school districts searched for a way to make in-person instruction safe for students. School districts across the United States have spent tens of millions of dollars in federal government relief funds installing expensive needlepoint bipolar ionizers under the belief that they would protect students against COVID-19 infection by killing viruses in the air.

The problem: they may not actually work and in fact make an appearance in RealClearScience biggest junk science of 2021 article.

What Do Ionizers Do?

Ionizers release charged molecules (ions) into the air. Manufacturers of ionizers claim that these negatively or positively charged ions have a range of seemingly miraculous effects, including trapping allergens, reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, and even killing the virus that causes COVID-19.

However, there is little evidence to back up these claims.

Do Ionizers Actually Work Against Viruses?

ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Airconditioning Engineers, which is the professional organization that makes recommendations to governments and institutions in regards to appropriate air filtration and ventilation systems, has commented the following on the use of ionizers as protection against COVID-19 (1):

“Relative to many other air cleaning or disinfection technologies, needlepoint bi-polar ionization has a...

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