Too Dirty to Breathe…

by Don Baker Lewis

Back in 1989 I bought my first air purifier. I couldn’t believe what a difference it made in my home. I could think better, breathe better, sleep better. Practically everything was better, because the air in my home was now clean, rather than polluted and toxic. The more research I did on air purifiers, the more I realized what a difference it could make in a persons health. Recent research shows that a lot of serious health problems are caused by the dirty, polluted air inside ones home or office.

Take a close look at this statistic: The air inside your home or office may be 2-5 times more polluted (and occasionally over 100 times more) than the air outdoors—according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies of human exposure to air pollution. This is of major concern since many people spend 80% to 90% of their time indoors.

In the year 2000, the World Health Organization stated that more than 1.5 million deaths occurred because of indoor air pollution. I know it’s hard to believe, but that’s one death about every 20 seconds, worldwide. From indoor air pollution. Shocking, isn’t it?

Back in 1989 I become an instant convert to the incredible value of a really effective air purifier. The first device I purchased was a negative ionizer. I fell in love with it because of the way it charged the air with negative ions. Normally the air, indoors and outdoors, is way out of balance with too many “positive ions”. In this case, too many positive ions are not a good thing. What you want in your surroundings are a lot more negative ions. At the ocean or in the mountains you will find an environment rich with negative ions.

Witches Winds

Take a look at what authors Jim Karnstedt and Don Strachan say in their book, Negative Ions, Vitamins of the Air:

“When certain kinds of winds begin to blow throughout the world, hospital admissions, suicides, and crime rates skyrocket. One country-Switzerland- even accepts the blowing of the “Foehn” during the commission of a crime as mitigating evidence in court.

“These “notorious” desert and sea winds are also linked to minor illnesses and malaise epidemics. Victims’ claims range from sleeplessness, irritability, tension, migraines, nausea, palpitations and hot flashes with sweating to tremor, vertigo, swelling, breathing difficulty, and frequent intestinal movement. In addition, elderly persons are affected with depression. apathy, and fatigue…

“What causes these ‘witches’ winds.” as they are often called, to differ from others? What do they posses or lack that make them a dread to the lands or oceans they blow across?

“Nothing more than an imbalance of invisible, minute particles with an imperceptive electrical charge-positive and negative ions.

“According to the experts, positive ions rob us of our good senses and dispositions, while their counterpart, negative ions, enhance them, stimulating everything from plant growth to the human sex drive.”

The New Generation of Air Purifiers

Air purifiers have come a long ways since my first purchase of a negative ion machine back in 1989. Back then they had one or two air purifying technologies and that was it. Nowadays I use an air purifier that has 9 technologies built into this one machine. It’s called the Alive Air Machine. Not only does it include a Negative Ion Generator, but it also includes HEPA, UV, Nano-TiO2 Germicidal, an Activated Carbon Filter, an Electrostatic Dust Collector Plates and several other technologies for cleaning and diagnosing the air in your home or office. You can learn more about this unique air purifier at

One of the things I like about it the best is that it’s reasonably priced at under $300.


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