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Facial Ioniser

Reduce inhalation of dust and disease
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Surgical masks and hardware 'comfort' masks are uncomfortable and sweaty. They don't even screen all particles.

I propose either:

(A) For dust - a powerful ioniser tie-pin/ broach that zaps a large proportion of the dust and other nasties as it reaches the face; or

(B) For disease - a mask with a clear inhalation path with an ionising filter. Exhalation path has a filter, because high velocity sneezes and coughs cannot be precipitated quickly enough by an ionizer.

FloridaManatee, Apr 22 2003

Ozone Generators Considered Harmful. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/ozonegen.html
[johnmeacham, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       Tremendous! Instead of inhaling dust particles which can be filtered out by the structures nature provided, I get to inhale ozone which is poisonous. Sorry, [FM]; fishy.
angel, Apr 22 2003

       Ozone can be bound and I'm not sure enough would be created to outweigh the benefits.   

       Point taken, though.
FloridaManatee, Apr 22 2003

       Cost nothwithstanding, this is a pretty neat idea. [ + ]
joker_of_the_deck, Apr 22 2003

       Given SARS, I'd hop on marketing this one...
DrCurry, Apr 22 2003

       Certainly in sufficient concentrations ozone is harmful; of course, the same can be said for just about anything. I have not seen anything to suggest that chronic exposure to levels significantly below those required to cause immediate harm cause any sort of cumulative damage, however.
supercat, Apr 22 2003

       Oh, I thought this idea was for a facial lioniser. Grrrowl.
Worldgineer, Apr 22 2003


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