For years researchers have advised consuming
more alkaline foods,( i.e. vegetables and some fruits with
a higher pH) is beneficial to your health. If you have
an acidic pH, (i.e.
lpwer pH) balance of the body, on the other hand, it
is likely that you`ll feel weak and susceptible to sickness.
What is the cause of Acidosis of the blood? Essentially
it comes as a result of the loss of electrons. It can be
prevented by an influx of negative Ions which contain an
abundant amount of electrons needed to improve the body's
immunity and resistance to illnesses. Acidosis of the blood
is the reason negative Ions products are becoming a more
regular part of the consumer’s regimen toward better
and trucks are going past your windows
You and your family are at risk.
is a serious, though often unrecognized health problem.
Epidemiological studies consistently point to a direct
link between urban air pollution – especially
particulate pollution created by combustion powered
vehicles and power generation plants – and
cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. (1) Long-term
exposure to particulate pollution – tiny particles
smaller than 10 microns (a human hair is 70 microns
wide) – is known to increase illness and death
rates from lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease and emphysema. Additionally, exposure to
other airborne pollutants, including sulfur dioxide
(SO2), abd nitrogen dioxide (NO2) , is
associated with development of asthma, bronchitis,
and respiratory infections.
to causing lung damage, air pollution is now also
recognized as a threat to cardiovascular health.
Reporting in the March 6, 2002 Journal of the American
Medical Association (JAMA), researchers examined
long-term health data on 500,000 individuals to
compare increases in air pollution levels with
incidence of death. They discovered that when air
pollution levels suddenly increased, in addition
to expected increases in deaths from asthma, pneumonia,
and emphysema, there was an unexpected increase
in the number of deaths related to heart attacks
and stroke. Most surprising was the finding that
when air pollution levels rose, so did deaths from
all causes, not just those related to the heart
The human body is surrounded by ions; therefore,
the function of electrons inside and outside the cells
has significant influence on the human body. It makes
the body strong if good ions are taken. When the amount
of Negative Electric Ions contained one cc of air inhaled
reached 5,000 to 50,000, it strengthens the body's resistance
and immunity; and when the amount of Negative Electric
Ions contained in one D.C. of air reached 100,000 to
500,000, it relieves illnesses. Negatively Charged Electric
Ions in our body are essential in sustaining and improving
our health. Whereas 85% of the Negative Electric Ions
are absorbed from our skin, only 15% is inhaled and absorbed
through our lungs. (quoted from page 56 of Negatively
Charged electric Ion Treatment, issued by Youth Publishing)
Experiments by Dr. Albert
P. Krueger and Dr. Richard F. Smith at the University
of California have shown how ionization affects
those sensitive to airborne allergens. Our bronchial
tubes and trachea, or windpipe, are lined with
tiny filaments called cilia. The cilia normally
maintain a whip like motion of about 900 beats
a minute. Together with mucus, they keep our
air passages free of dust and pollen. Krueger
and Smith exposed tracheal tissue to negative
ions, found that the ciliary beat was speeded
up 1200 a minute and that mucus flow was increased.
Doses of positive ions produced the opposite
effect: ciliary beat slowed to 600 a minute or
less; the flow of mucus dropped.
|The normal Ion count in fresh country air
is 2,000 to 4,000 negative Ions per cubic centimeter
(about the size of a sugar cube). At Yosemite
Falls, you'll experience over 100,000 negative
Ions per cubic centimeter. On the other hand,
the level is far below 100 per cubic centimeter
on the Los Angeles freeways during rush hour."
In experiments that may prove
important in cancer research. Drs. Krueger
and Smith also discovered that cigarette smoke
slows down the cilia and impairs their ability
to clear foreign, and possibly carcinogenic
(cancer-inducing), substances from the lungs.
Positive ions, administered along with cigarette
smoke, lowered the ciliary beat as before,
but from three to ten time faster than in normal
air. Negative ions however, counteracted the
effects of the smoke. Observed Dr. Krueger, "The
agent in cigarette smoke that slows down the
ciliary beat is not known. Whatever it may
be, its action is effectively neutralized by
negative ions, which raise the ciliary beat
as well in a heavy atmosphere of cigarette
smoke as they do in fresh air."
According to the American College of Allergies, 50%
of all illness is aggravated or caused by polluted indoor
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) themselves
declare that indoor air is anywhere from 2 to 10 times
more hazardous than outdoor air.
The EPA also warns us that the indoor air quality is
the number one environmental health problem.
Today's homes and buildings are built
air-tight, and contain a long list of pollution sources.
As a result,
natural air-cleansing agents such as ozone and negative
ions are kept out, while contaminants are kept in.
A recent study found that the allergen level in super-insulated
homes is 200% higher than it is in ordinary homes.
Most people spend well over 90% of their time indoors.
In which case, indoor air is going to impact our health
far more than outdoor air.
The EPA informs us that 6 out of 10 homes
and buildings are "sick", meaning they are hazardous to your
health to occupy as a result of airborne pollutants.
and Negative Ions Affect Our Bodies
Dilate blood vessels
increase nitrogen in urine
decrease nitrogen in urine
and make breathing easier
and make breathing more difficult.
Impair heart function
Calm and relax
Tense and strain
the nervous system
Suppress and delay
and Elderly at Increased Risk
Diabetics are particularly susceptible
to cardiovascular damage caused by airborne pollution.
A recent study published in the journal Epidemiology
examined Medicare records and hospital admissions in
US cities: Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Seattle.
Looking at records from 1988 to 1994 they found that
diabetics were twice as likely as non-diabetics to be
admitted to a hospital with a cardiovascular problem
caused by airborne particulate pollution. They also found
that persons 75 years of age and older also faced a higher
risk of cardiovascular injury.
In a study conducted by
Columbia University, 25 people with SAD (Seasonal
Affective Depression) sat in front of a negative
ion air purifier for a half hour every morning
for a month. Half the subjects were given a low
level of negative ions, and the other half a
high level. The higher level of negative ion
treatment proved to be as effective against SAD
as antidepressants, such as Prozac and Zolof,
and without the side effects of these drugs.
and Air Pollution
Children are particularly
at risk for health issues related to air pollution. Chronic
exposure to particulates, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen
dioxide have been associated with up to 300 percent increases
in nonspecific chronic respiratory symptoms. Exposure
to automotive pollution, particularly from truck and
diesel exhaust, has been shown to cause significant increases
in respiratory symptoms and decreased lung function.
THE ION SENSITIVITY TEST
YOU ANSWERED "YES" TO 4 OR MORE QUESTIONS,
NEGATIVE IONS COULD BENEFIT YOU.
ions are created in nature with air
molecules broken apart from sunlight, radiation,
and moving air or water. In
" The action of the pounding surf creates negative air ions and we also
see it immediately after spring thunderstorms when people report lightened moods," says
ion researcher Michael Terman, PhD, of Columbia University in New York
Ion count in fresh country air is 2,000 to
4,000 negative Ions per cubic centimeter (about
the size of a sugar cube). At Yosemite Falls,
you'll experience over 100,000 negative Ions
per cubic centimeter. On the other hand, the
level is far below 100 per cubic centimeter
on the Los Angeles freeways during rush hour."
According to the book The Ion Effect, negative
ions are effective for allergies, asthma, catarrh, hay
fever, sinusitus, eczema, burns, emphysema, and even
as a substitute for tranquilizers. It was discovered
that negative ions balance serotonin in the body, and
this explains why people tend to feel more alert, stable
and energized in the presence of negative ions. Dr. Krenger
found that bacteria, staphylococci, and fungi growth
is halted in the presence of negative ions, which explains
the healing side effect. Dr. I. Kombluch mounted experiments
at Northeastern Hospital, and at the Frankford Hospital
in Philadelphia where he was able to report that 63%
of patients suffering from hay fever or bronchial asthma "have
experienced partial or total relief" from negative
ion therapy. Russian studies reveal that positive (not
negative) ions, on the other hand, make breathing more
difficult. Negative ions neutralize positive ions.
"It is said that 2%
of the oxygen we breathe turns into free radicals
in our bodies. When these free radicals combine
with free radicals produced by other sources
(such as heavy metals, chemicals, bacteria, viruses,
and positive ions), they become even more harmful."
ions turn into free radicals in our body, resulting
in the acceleration of the aging process, and premature
Free radicals are highly reactive, imbalanced
molecules that are the byproducts of normal metabolism
and are associated with cellular damage and the degenerative
aging process. People with a lot of free radicals in
their bodies usually experience headache, insomnia, neurasthenia,
fatigue, increased blood acidity and blood pressure,
a tensed nervous system and a host of other effects.
can be produced by, but are not limited to, the following:
of voltage in high-voltage networks, heating and cooling
radios, transmitters, radar systems, computer;
cigarette fumes and smog; and
harmful chemicals and toxins.
fumes - the major environmental cause
pollution and acidic rain
produced from the burning of waste materials
and food additives
compounds used in everyday products
fields (EMFs) generated by X-rays, electric appliances, computers
and other electronic devices, power lines, etc.
They damage cells and are believed to be the reason for the deterioration
of our physical and emotional well-being, thus having a major role in
the aging process.
has indicated negative ions in our bodies repair
damaged cells by neutralizing free radicals,
revitalizing cell metabolism and speeding physical
recovery. They also balance the autonomic nervous
system by relaxing the nerves and purifying the blood,
promoting deep sleep and healthy digestion. They
also enhance the immune system and protect the body
and mind from the harmful effects of environmental
Negative and Positive Ion Levels
Measured in Various Locations
Near Minoh Waterfall
(These measurements were taken in Japan)
Causes of Negative Ion
Research has shown that polluted areas
both indoors and outdoors have very low levels of negative
Ions, and very high levels of positive Ions. It would
seem that all or most of the available negative Ions
had been used up in their fight with contaminants.
Dry hot winds like the Santa Ana, or Witches winds
also deplete negative Ions from the air. Heating and
air conditioning ducts also deplete the air of negative
ions Also serve to disinfect and clean the air,
resulting in the death of bacteria. A microbiologist
and experimental pathologist at the University
of California found an astounding small quantity
of negative ions could kill bacteria quickly.
an atom (or molecule) that has gained one or
more extra negatively charged electrons. Negative
ions are naturally generated by evaporating
Ion: an atom (or molecule)
that has lost one or more electrons due
to a high-energy impact. Natural forces
that generate positive ions include the
decay of radioactive minerals, radon
gas, forest fires, lightning and ultraviolet
ion generators (negative ionizers)
have been used for years to help rid closed indoor
environments of allergens such as dust particles,
animal dander, pollen, mold spores, cigarette smoke,
cigar smoke, PM10 particulate matter, etc. floating
in the air.
"While ionization of
the air is mandatory in many European and Russian
hospitals and work places, it has only recently
come to light in our country with the growing
problem of toxic air in our urban environments."
The negative ions cause microscopic particles
(particulates) floating in a room, that cause some people
to have allergic reactions, to clump together and fall
to the floor (or other surfaces) where they can be vacuumed
up. This is due to an electrostatic charge between the
negative ions and other air molecules and particles in
negative ions are generated by processes such as
sunlight, lightening, waves from the ocean, and from
waterfalls. "Concrete Jungles" minimize
the natural production of negative ions by disrupting
the delicate electrical balance between the atmosphere
and the earth. Most ionizers recreates them with
electrodes to electrically produce negative ions.
This method produces a density that is many times
higher than the negative ion level found at Niagara
Falls, the highest natural producer of negative ions
and one of the healthiest environments in the world.
of the pounding surf creates negative air ions
and we also see it immediately after spring thunderstorms
when people report lightened moods," says
ion researcher Michael Terman, PhD, of Columbia
University in New York.
Proving the Effectiveness of Negative Ions
Negative ions are beneficial to human
body in many ways:
the functions of autonomic nerves
collagen (tissues that are resilient and tension-related)
the permeability of the cell's prototype plasma membranes (improves
the body's immune system
(Note: Mitochondria can be called the "powerhouse" of the cell.
Most living organisms use food and oxygen to make ATP/energy in a process
called cellular respiration. Most of cellular respiration takes place
inside the mitochondria)
liver cell function
our mood and immune system
healing time of flesh wounds and ulcers
some of the symptoms of bronchial asthma
ions neutralize pollutants and provide positive effects on health to
the reticulo-endothelial system, a group of defense cells in
our bodies that marshal our resistance to disease
on our capacity to absorb and utilize oxygen. Negative ions in
the bloodstream accelerate the delivery of oxygen to our cells
up oxidation of serotonin (5-hydroxtryptamine) in the blood. This is
well known to have far reaching effects on mood, pain relief and sexual
from physical exhaustion or fatigue - by increasing oxygen levels in
the blood and facilitating more efficient oxygen utilization, negative
ions help accelerate recovery from fatigue.
brain function - by promoting abundant oxygen levels in the blood,
negative ions help normalize brain function, resulting in relaxation
purification - by increasing the levels of calcium and sodium
in the blood stream, negative ions help restore a healthy (slightly
alkaline) pH balance to the blood.
metabolism - by stimulating the exchange of electronic substances
in cell walls, negative ions help increase metabolism.
the immune system - high levels of negative ions promote production
of globulin in the blood, resulting in stronger resistance to
the autonomic nervous system - negative ions can calm and relax
taut nerves by balancing the opposing sympathetic and parasympathetic
branches of the autonomic nervous system.
better digestion - by counteracting over-arousal of the sympathetic
nervous system, negative ions help ease tension in the stomach
and intestines, promoting the production of digestive enzymes
and enhancing digestion.
rejuvenation - negative ions help revitalize cell metabolism,
enhancing the vitality of muscle tissue and strengthening internal
For overall health - negative ions can rejuvenate and
revitalize all of the body's systems and cells, promoting
a stronger overall constitution.
"How do ions trip off our
moods? Most authorities agree that ions act on
our capacity to absorb and
utilize oxygen. Negative ions in the blood stream
accelerate the delivery of oxygen to our cells
and tissues, frequently giving us the same euphoric
that we get from a few whiffs of straight oxygen"
As the scope of air pollution related health problems
grows, so too does the number of people turning to air
purifying solutions for protection. Home air filtration
products offer a number of options, including electrostatic,
UV radiation, water and advanced HEPA filtration technologies.
Until recently, these products – many engineered
for entire houses and buildings – were bulky and
expensive to install and maintain, placing them out of
reach for most people. Recently, a number of consumer
products have become available utilizing ion-generating
technology to eliminate airborne pollutants, allergens
and viruses from immediate breathing spaces.
These devices work by generating a flow of negative
ions that charge and bind together airborne particulate
matter, which then clumps and precipitates out of the
air. Ion generating devices have been shown to be effective
against dust, cigarette smoke, pet dander, pollen, mold
spores, viruses, and bacteria. In addition to eliminating
harmful particulates from the air, negative ions also
have a number of unique health benefits.
must surround ourselves with sufficient amount of
in order to ensure our heath and well-being
Efficient eliminate airborne contaminates such as dust, pollen, mold, smoke,
pet dander, and bacteria, germs, allergens.
High electrostatic plate traps the dust, pollen, smoke etc.as small as
circulated in the air.
UV lamp destroys micro-organisms such as germs, viruses and bacteria, and helps
create a healthier environment.
Easy maintenance:just wipe the dirt down from the collector rod (never has to
be replaced) with a cleaning cloth.
Wisper quiet operation.
Runs 7-24 cleaning.
Ultra-low energy use: low mode 7.5W / high mode 12W.
Charcoal filter removes odor.
Voltage AC 100V-240V
Current =500mA Power =12W
Negative ion density 3.000.000pcs/cm3
Regularl Price: $US229.00
What about the air you breath in your car? Car
Air Ionizers can improve air quality, create
wellness, reduce airborne Bacteria, and promote
a more positive state of mind. Car Air Ionizers
increase the concentration of negative ions in
the air, refreshing the air by removing Mildew,
Dust, and Smoke. A Car Air Ionizer can help maintain
a Naturally Beneficial Environment inside your
car allowing you to stay more Alert and Relaxed
helping you become a Safer Driver.
Personal Air Supply is a tiny, battery-operated
air purifier that you wear around your neck or
in your shirt pocket. Contaminated air is drawn
into the unit where potentially harmful materials
are eliminated. Through the use of Piezoelectric
Transformer Technology, Air Supply projects a
powerful stream of ions internally to eliminate
odors and germs from the air that passes through
Ozone and Air Ionizer
and Office Combo Unit
a Negative Ion Generator and A Water
Ozonator All in one
active carbon HEPA filter:
Technology Water Ozonator sterilization:
air purification: use advanced Tio2 light More
Air Ion Counter
The Air Ion Counter is a handheld meter
designed to measure ion density-- the number of ions
centimeter (ions/cc) in air. It measures this number
separately for positive and negative ions (+ and
- ions are usually present simultaneously). This
instrument is a true ion density meter, based on
a "Gerdien Tube" design, and it contains
a fan which pulls air through the meter at a calibrated