At Glow Dreaming, we believe in creating a safe haven for our little ones. As parents, it's important to consider how our choices impact their health and well-being. That's why we want to shed light on a popular air quality solution: ionizers. In this blog post, we'll explore how ionisers may affect our children's health, ensuring we make informed decisions that align with our ultimate goal – keeping them safe!
Firstly, what is an ioniser? :
An ioniser is a device that releases ions into the air. When the ions come into contact with pollutants such as dust, pollen, or certain odours, they can cause these particles to either stick to surfaces or become neutralised.
There is a bit of a debate on whether ionisers are good or bad, and while there are some positive attributes in certain circumstances, the science and research suggests that ultimately, ionises are not good for you or your children.
Ozone and Children's Respiratory Health:
When it comes to ionisers, it's crucial to keep an eye on ozone generation. Some ionisers can unintentionally produce ozone, which can pose respiratory risks, especially for our precious little ones. Inhaling ozone can irritate their delicate respiratory systems and potentially worsen conditions like asthma. To safeguard our children's well-being, it's essential to exercise caution when using ionisers around them.
Dust Accumulation and Allergies:
While ionisers excel at reducing airborne particles, we must be mindful of potential dust accumulation. As our curious explorers spend their days playing and discovering, excessive dust can trigger allergies or cause discomfort.
Just like our little ones, their sensitivities and allergies are unique. While ionisers aim to eliminate allergens, some children may have individual sensitivities to the ions or other components emitted by these devices. Each child's response can vary, so seeking guidance from healthcare professionals or allergists helps us understand their specific needs and provide tailored care.
Your children's well-being is at the heart of every decision we make. When considering ionisers, let's remember to balance their potential benefits with possible risks.
We have done the research and believe that the impacts of using an ioniser in your home are just not worth the risks to us. This is why we use an Ultrasonic Humidifier in our sleep aids. It’s safe for your children, supports their breathing and contributes to creating a comfortable sleeping space.
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