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Paula Hensley, April 30 2021

Do Himalayan salt lamps really help air quality?

Himalayan salt lamps are the current trend, but do they live up to their excitement?  They are being touted as natural air purifiers, but do they really clean the air?

Himalayan salt lamps do NOT purify the air.  So what do they do? They provide negative ionization, which does not remove negative pollutants from the air.  When the negative particles get dispersed, they are then built up on nearby surfaces instead, and sometimes in your  respiratory system and lungs (which could be dangerous).

Another negative for these salt lamps are that they can produce its own indoor ozone (which can cause dizziness, fever, stuffy nose, trouble breathing, etc.  

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Paula Hensley

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