The process of ionization is often referred
to as the "thunderstorm effect". It is well known that prior to a
thunderstorm, animals and even many humans feel nervous, jittery and irritable;
however, after the storm there seems to be a feeling of calm. Both animals
and humans experience this phenomena. Most people can't explain this
renewed sense of well-being. However, there is a logical explanation.
The emotional ups & downs before and after
a thunderstorm are caused by the amount of negative ions in the air around us.
Prior to a thunderstorm there is a very high concentration of positive ions in
the air. Positive ions are often pollutants such as dust, bacteria,
pollen, chemicals, and fumes. The storm releases electrical discharges
consisting of high concentrations of negative ions. Negative ions destroy
many of these air pollutants and, therefore, give us a sense of well-being.
Negative and Positive
ions work together in a 60% (neg.) - 40% (pos.) ratio. Attracting
pollutants and particles; and like tiny magnets - drop them out of the air
air has a total ion concentration about 2,000-3,000 per cubic
centimeter. Many environments are ion depleted with barely detectable
levels of ionization.
For energy reasons, the modern home and
office is tightly insulated. This may conserve energy, but it also traps
pollution indoors. Hence, there tends to be a depletion of negative ions
and a buildup of positive ions in the air. Consequently, the pollution
smoke, mold spores, and bacteria contribute to the energy depletion of
individuals who live or work in such environments. These conditions may
also lead to fatigue, headaches and other illnesses.
By adding negative ions to indoor air, you
are restoring the natural balance of ions and eliminating many of these
pollutants. Consequently, people living and working in these environments
should experience fewer headaches, less illness and have more energy left over
at the end of the day. An improved sense of well-being can only contribute
to their overall happiness and productivity.
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