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Stay Safe From The H1N1 Mexican Swine Flu: Sharp Plasmacluster

Updated on April 29, 2009

The Sharp Plasmacluster is the most effective of the various air sanitizers against the H1N1 virus and it is a product that you should seriously consider bringing into your home and office environments if you are at all serious about avoiding infection from H1N1 or any other form of influenza virus. The various models of Plasmacluster are fairly affordable at prices comparable to a basic window air conditioner.

The Plasmacluster utilizes air filtration and combines that effect with electronic ion bombardment. It has been proven to inactivate more than 99% of H1N1 viruses in the air. By utilizing the TCID50 (Tissue Culture Infectious Dose 50%) test, and the Flourescent Antibody Technique, both of which are widely used in virus research, it was confirmed that Plasmacluster ions can reduce the activity of the H1N1 virus by 99%.

Think of the filter as a chain-link fence. If a mouse walks by, he can easily fit through the spacing between the links. But the cat chasing the mouse comes to a screeching halt as he cannot possibly fit through the same gap! Therefore, the filter doesn't do much for the tiny mouse-like H1N1 virus, unless it's riding piggyback on a much larger particle that can't fit through the chain-link fence! Thus, the Plasmacluster's ion effect is the only truly effective and significant function it has against H1N1 as the filter can't effectively stop any lone viruses.

The Plasmacluster is not just another Ionizer of the type that has received ample and justified negative press. Conventional ionizers produce only negative ions, while Plasmacluster generates both positive and negative ions. When negative ions are generated exclusively there is no inactivation of germs but simply a clustering effect that adds weight to the particles so that they drop to the ground. The reason why this process is essentially ineffective is that these germs are still fully active and can still infect.

With Plasmacluster's mix of positive and negative ions, the virus or bacterium is inactivated, rendered fully harmless and therefore cannot be infective. Many conventional ionizers do little or nothing for airborne germ control and some of them actually generate significant amounts of ozone which is the single atom form of oxygen and has been linked to various respiratory illnesses. Ozone has the effect of acting as an irritant which constricts the lung's airways and makes it difficult to breathe. Long term exposure can lead to asthma and permanent lung damage. Plasmaclusters generate less than 0.001 ppm (parts per million) of ozone which is approximately 2% of the generally established safe limit.

Some people have the perception that when they are in an area which is rich in negative ions, it feels invigorating or refreshing. This feeling has been described as being near a waterfall or shortly after a heavy rain, which are typically environments that are rich in naturally occurring negative ions. In a deep forest each cubic centimeter of air would typically contain approximately 5,000 each of positive and negative ions. The Plasmacluster synthesizes a similar concentration which is a bit higher than that used in the laboratory testing that was so effective against H1N1. Typically, city air has approximately 200 of each ion in a cubic centimeter. There has been no scientific proof that this perception of "freshness" has any basis in fact, but some people swear by it anyway!

There are three basic models of Plasmacluster: The FP-N60CX is rated to be effective in rooms not exceeding 330 square feet while the FP-N40CX is rated for rooms not exceeding 250 square feet. These two models also utilize both triple filtration in addition to the Plasmacluster technology. The FP-N25CX is a smaller unit for rooms not exceeding 130 square feet and lacks the pre-filter assembly of its larger brothers. Sharp has also built in the Plasmacluster generator into a series of air conditioning units.

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    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      Thanks for the info.

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      9 years ago

      You have provided an excellent idea for protecting home.3 Ply face masks are also effective in preventing infection.


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