Salt Lamps & Computers
Evidence seems to be mounting that ion concentrations in the air do affect how people feel. Further, there is evidence that the new trend toward using computerized equipment in offices may be creating a special problem.
High ion concentrations do make people feel better. High ion concentrations also foster plant growth. The good effects seem to be attributed to high concentrations of negative ions rather than positive ones.
Now, a new problem arises when it appears that the ELF (extremely low-frequency) magnetic fields given off by many household appliances and computer monitors can be of sufficient strength to be considered potentially hazardous. The ion concentration is lowered by computer or any other means--air conditioning does it too - workers complain of headaches, lethargy, dizziness and nausea.
Computer Monitors. Concern over the radiation from televisions and computer monitors (which are closely related in operation and technology) is nothing new. A number of years ago there was concern as to whether radiation given off by colour televisions could have a negative impact on health. This concern was based primarily on ionizing radiation, (low-level X-rays) whose intensity fell off dramatically a few inches away from the TV screen, and turned out to be incidental. But more insidious than this overt threat is one that has passed unnoticed until quite recently: the low frequency magnetic fields generated by the coils on the TV's CRT (Cathode-Ray Tube).
The latest study on cluster miscarriages was performed in 1988 by doctors Marilyn Goldhaber, Michael Polen, and Robert Hiat of the Kaiser Permanente Health Group in Oakland, California. The study involved 1,583 pregnant women. The results of the study showed that female workers who used computers more than 20 hours a week had double the miscarriage rate as female workers who did similar work without computers.
POSITIVE EFFECT OF SALT LAMPS ON OUR ENVIRONMENT
Today, at the beginning of the 21st century we can hardly, if only, imagine living without many electric devices. They make it easier for us to work in the office, at home, they entertain us. However, we often do not realize that they are also a source of very harmful positive ions, the so-called electric smog. The harmful effect of electric smog, resulting in the concentration of positive ions, deteriorates the condition of air in rooms, what then negatively affects our physical and emotional state.
THE MOST IMPORTANT SOURCES OF HARMFUL POSITIVE IONS ARE:
• computer monitors
• TV sets and radio receivers
• electric heaters
• dryers, vacuum cleaners
• microwave ovens
• tobacco smoke
A cheap and attractive method of fighting against the positive ions generated by the electronic appliances is to use Salt lamp. Salt Lamp generate considerable amount of negative ions in the air, so these ions neutralize the environment by absorbing positive ions.
The cheapest and the simplest method of fighting against electric smog is to air rooms regularly, particularly those in which a few people stay together for some time, in which there are many electric machines, or where cigarettes are smoked. You can also use air ionizers, but these are quite expensive. To help you remove electric smog, we offer a SALT LAMP. Made of a salt crystal, it is a natural air ionizer that effectively boosts the number of negative ions in the room.
Health Benefits of Negative Ions Include:
Naturally produce negative ions without creating ozone
Although salt lamps are not medical devices, they produce negative ions which work to significantly improve physical and mental health and negative ions are well proven to provide relief
- from sinus problems,
- migraine headaches,
- allergies and hay fever,
- reduce the severity of asthma attacks,
- enhance immune system function,
- increase alertness,
- work productivity and concentration,
- as well as lung capacity and
- reduce our susceptibility to colds and flu.
We absorb about 68% of our energy each day from the air we breathe. That’s more energy than we get from the food we eat or the water we drink. A Negative Ion Generating Salt Lamp is an easy step towards a cleaner indoor environment.
See our range of salt lamps here.