The Promotion of Ionization Technology as an effective Solution to Mitigating Airborne Disease Transmission is a Scam of Major Proportion

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Definition of scama fraudulent or deceptive act or operation

Utilizing deceptive marketing tactics, a multitude of companies have intentionally misled the American Public with the intent of monetarily capitalizing on efforts by American institutions including Local, State, and Federal Governments to reduce covid pandemic health and fatality impact. In doing so, these companies have willfully put the health of the public including school children and teachers at risk for monetary gain. Whereas:

Truths:

In Theory, byproducts of ionization namely charged particles (ions) and reformed molecules are able to inactivate some viruses and bacteria by disrupting the outer layer of molecules.

In Controlled Laboratory Tests, it can be demonstrated that the byproducts of ionization namely ions and reformed molecules at concentrations > 100,000 ions/cm3 can have a statistically significant impact on the inactivation of a given pathogen. It is of critical importance to note that these Tests take place in small chambers with pure air and controlled humidity levels enabling a constant level of high ion densities. Even under the controlled condition, the time required to achieve statistically significant inactivation can be measured in hours not minutes, and certainly not immediately.

Some manufacturers of Ionizing Purifiers produce models that have achieved an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or even a 510(k) Class II Medical Device clearance. However, it is of critical importance to note that these models utilize HEPA filtration in addition to Ionization as a means of capture and ambient reduction. It is only through the use of HEPA filtration that these devices are able to achieve the 4-log 99.99% reduction that is required by the FDA to make the claim of a disinfectant.

More than $500,000,000  has been spent by local, state, and federal government agencies on Ionization products with the promoted expectation of reducing the transmission of airborne disease since the initial COVID Pandemic.

Deceptive Marketing:

Manufacturers and resellers of Ionization Purifiers extrapolate and manipulate the aforementioned “Truths” to intentionally mislead institutional leaders, decision-makers, and purchasing agents into believing the product they are selling will significantly reduce the transmission of airborne disease in a typical classroom or office space.

It is common practice to provide/highlight data resulting from the same brand medical device that includes HEPA filtration when selling/marketing a less effective same brand product.

The most common deceptive practice is to imply product performance in context using careful wording so as not to actually claim such performance. For example:

It is common practice to imply FDA Compliance in context using careful wording so as not to claim FDA Compliance.

Victims:

The hundreds of Thousands of School Kids, Teachers, and Public Servants have suffered and even died from contracting a viral disease in a classroom or office while assuming they were being protected by “Advanced Ionization Technology”.

Facts:

The Primary Mode of Human-to-Human Viral Transmission takes place through the sharing of infected respiratory aerosols. The probability of generated ions or molecules deactivating a pathogen encased in respiratory aerosols in a real-life environment is at best < 1,000,000:1.

There exists not a single scientific, peer-reviewed study in real-world conditions that prove or even demonstrates that Ionization byproducts generated in Occupied Spaces have any measurable effect on mitigating the transmission of airborne disease.

More than $500,000,000 has been spent by local, state, and federal government agencies on Ionization products with the promoted expectation of reducing the transmission of airborne disease since the initial COVID Pandemic.

The majority of these products are manufactured in China.

Summary:

This Scam must be investigated by government agencies and the people and companies intentionally putting the health and lives of the American People at risk for monetary gain must be held accountable.

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