Modern life and the ongoing health emergency have altered the way that the word ‘healthy’ is perceived, unchanged up until now.
The word ‘healthy’ is no longer only linked to healthy food and nutrition, but has also taken on another connotation, more closely connected with a concept of a healthy space free of harmful agents.
This has led many more people to pay greater attention to and be more aware of hygiene in their domestic environments, the same ones that for months have allowed us to live and work smart.

Healthy conditions for domestic environments: the influence of ions

Ions are odourless, tasteless, invisible molecules that we inhale as a matter of course.
They produce biochemical reactions that increase our levels of serotonin (known as a ‘happy hormone’), helping to relieve depression, overcome stress and give us more energy during the day.

In normal situations, a healthy environment occurs when there is a balance between positive and negative ions in the air.

The natural conditions of the air in the settings where we live, on the other hand, are often characterised by imbalance because of a predominance of positively charged ions.

When the air contains a low concentration of negative ions, you may experience symptoms such as drowsiness, dizziness, migraine, depression and shortness of breath.
The number of negatively charged atmospheric ions (which facilitate environmental well-being) is lowered by heating, air conditioning, smoke and static electricity generated by electric fields.

A balance of ions instead makes it possible to maintain a healthy domestic environment, neutralising the pollutants present in the air: bad odours, viruses and bacteria, mites, mould and fungi, spores and pollen, exhaust gases, cigarette smoke.
Every living being in the home will feel the benefit (not only people, but even plants and animals). In particular, negative ions have an effect on human biochemistry, improving mood, concentration and much more besides.

Ionising hoods: the kitchen accessory that purifies the air!

If we’re talking about sanitising domestic environments, we can’t leave out an ever-present home appliance: the hood!

If we wanted to go into more detail, we could also mention the ionising hoods designed specifically for the purpose.

Ionising hoods: our allies in well-being.

We’d like to talk about the E.ion hoods from the Italian company Falmec in particular as we explore this topic.

In this case, an extractor hood becomes our ally in well-being, thanks to its bipolar controlled ionisation system.

This type of ionising hood can be fitted in the cooking area with the utmost versatility and aesthetic impact, since they don’t need pipes to discharge fumes and odours outside; they can be installed anywhere, without masonry work.
E.ion cooker hoods also avoid wasted energy and always maintain great thermal comfort thanks to the absence of pipes heading outside.
That means that neither the warmth of winter heating nor the cool of summer air conditioning are lost.

Falmec E.ion Hoods operate using a leaf-shaped sensor that detects the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOC), odorous gases, formaldehyde, cigarette smoke and all airborne pollutants.
It acts as an indicator of domestic air quality: the colour of the leaf – from yellow to green – indicates the need to filter the air.
The hoods activate and operate automatically when the sensor detects a deterioration in the quality of the domestic environment.
They filter the air using materials of natural origin such as zeolite and activated carbon, which combine to trap odours with maximum efficiency.
It’s a system that allows for exceptional duration, about 3 years when the hood is used normally. After 18 months, regeneration is recommended. It just needs to go in the oven at 200 °C for two hours.


To find out more, visit the E-ion System section on the Falmec website.