A by-product of ionization can be ozone, but with the low voltage with which we with Airgenic’s equipment produces ionization, ozone is not created in our installations. Ozone is therefore NOT a challenge in Airgenic’s technology, as no ozone is created in the vicinity of permitted quantities, cf. The Danish Working Environment Authority limit values: https://at.dk/regler/bekendtgoerelser/graensevaerdier-stoff-materialer-1458/bilag-2/
European legislation allows up to 0.1ppm ozone in rooms where people are staying. This ozone level is checked when ionisation systems are installed and is documented by the fact that the ozone level is not existing or well below the limit value.
Legislation on ionization or air ions.
There is no legislation on ionization or aerations. This is because only technologies, where risks may arise, such as by ozone, UVC, hydrogen peroxide and not least chemicals.
Examples of legislation can be:
• UVC: maximum exposure is 60 Joules / cm2 per day.
• Ozone: maximum exposure is 0.1ppm per day.
ICNIRP = International Commission on NON-Ionizing Radiation Protection is regulating this. https://www.icnirp.org/
Ionization is not included in these regulations, as “bipolar ionization” as mentioned can not be compared with “Non-ionizing radiation”. Nor is it because the process / technology around ionization is unknown, but because that process does not contain a risk element. It is as mentioned in the description of ionization, a natural process that takes place everywhere. Both inside and outside.