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How Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp work?
The heat from the lightning instrument causes the Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp to draw water molecules from the air to the surface of the Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp also known as hygroscopy.
A gentle reaction takes place producing healthy negative ions which bonds with the positive ions (pollutants such as dander, pollen, mold spores) and neutralize them. The air is purified which means airborne bacteria, mould, viruses and allergens as well as respiratory irritants and asthma triggers cannot survive in the negatively charged environment freshen the air by removing any stale scent. The negative ions produced are also said to combat electro smog caused by the many electronic devices we use now.
*It is important to note that salt lamps do not produce negative ions themselves. Instead, their hygroscopic property allows them to attract moisture, humidity, or airborne water molecules. A heat source is required to accelerate evaporation, and it is this evaporation that produces the negative ions that are beneficial to human health.
What are Negative Ions and Positive Ions
In nature Negative Ions are created by means of wind, sunlight, surf, waterfalls, and rainstorms. Generally, a negative ion is an electronically charged molecule consisting of oxygen.
A positive ion in the air is a molecule that has lost its electrons through process of air pollution.
In fresh country air we find up to 4000 negative ions per cubic centimeter – the size of a sugar cube. Near strong surf or close to a waterfall up to 10,000 negative ions can be found, however the number of negative ions in major capital cities at rush hour does not even reach 100.
The importance of Negative Ions.
The impact of negative ions is powerful. Originally, it was found to speed recovery in burn and asthma patients, but was later discovered to affect serotonin levels in the bloodstream, stabilize alpha rhythms, and to positively impact our reactions to sensory stimuli. The greater level of alertness can translate into improved learning, improved well being, and enhanced human performance of mental tasks.
Ionized air also substantially reduces the number of airborne bacteria indoors. Dr. Albert P. Krueger, a microbiologist and experimental pathologist at the University of California, found that an astonishing small quantity of negative ions could kill bacteria and quickly take them out of the air so they were less likely to infect people.
The benefits of Negative Ions
Even though they are not a “medical device”, Salt Crystal Lamps, by emitting negative ions, significantly reduce a myriad of indoor air pollutants. Negative ions have known benefits which may provide relief from sinus migraine headaches, allergies and hay fever, they may reduce the severity of asthma attacks, enhance the immune system, increase alertness, increase work productivity and concentration, increase lung capacity, and reduce susceptibility to colds and flu.
For ages humans have known about the positive forces of salt and its cleansing and neutralizing effects on our health. These 250 million year-old salt crystal lamps connect aesthetic shapes with health-promoting effects by creating a balance of ions in the air. They lend invigorating freshness, giving the sensation of being by the sea. Their colors create a harmoniously soothing warm environment. Each lamp has a unique form and color. All in all, these are attractive products that actually cleanse the air that we breathe.