While not a “health benefit” at first glance, static is pesky stuff. It causes stress, embarrassment, and frustration. Static zaps you when you least expect it, as you’re reaching for a door handle, kissing your husband or wife before bed, or trying to pet your dog or cat. Static can give you a bad hair day, make it impossible to clean crumbs or coffee grounds off of the kitchen counter, and even cause you to accidentally go to work with a sock stuck to the back of your shirt… https://image.slidesharecdn.com/7tipstoidentifyfakehimalayansaltlamps-161213103834/95/7-tips-to-identify-fake-himalayan-salt-lamps-3-638.jpg?cb
This brings me to my next point. Atoms and molecules are less reactive when their valence electrons are organized in pairs. If they have an odd number of valence electrons, or if they have a few that are not paired together then they are called “free radicals” (Wikipedia). This does not mean that free radicals are only cations (positive ions). They can be cations, anions, or neutral. For example, neutral sodium atoms have one unpaired electron which can participate in chemical reactions with other elements, and Methylene (CH2), has two unpaired electrons on the central carbon atom. Free radicals are also not all bad. Wikipedia also states that free radicals play a key role in biology where they help to regulate the body. Usually when people talk about harmful free radicals they are referring to oxidants which loosely speaking are molecules which take away electrons from cell membranes, proteins, and DNA (cancer-causing mutations) in the human body. This is probably where the idea of free radicals being positive ions comes from because they like to steal electrons. https://livingwellwithdechantell.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/salt-lamp.png
I have wanted one of these lamps for close to twenty years and now I finally have one!! It is super stylish and functional. I put it on a table in my meditation room (ooh how fancy). Seriously I love it - the pink lamp just radiates warmth, light, and healing energy. So lovely!! I would highly recommend it for anyone who wants something special for their library, office, living room etc.
First of all, salts are compounds which are made from combinations of elements that form ionic bonds. Ionic bonds are chemical bonds where the valence electron(s) which participate in bonding are not shared equally by the two atoms. Ionic compounds form in nature with a nearly perfect balance of charge so that there are just as many positive ions as negative ions in the compound. Because of this if a big block of salt were to release lots of negative ions into the air it would develop a net positive charge which would not allow more negative ions to be released. One way that negative ions could be released is if the block of salt released both negative and positive ions into the air in equal proportions. This, however, would have just as much of a negative effect, from the positive, “free radical” ions, as a positive effect from the negative ions. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2342/4477/products/salt-lamp-15kg-to-20kg-homewares-ishka_404_260x.jpg?v

Admittedly, the negative ion claim didn’t come out of nowhere. There was a 1998 study published in the journal of the American Psychological Association, and a few follow-up studies as well, that suggested negative ions could help reduce the effects of seasonal affective disorder and chronic depression. But the reality is there aren’t any studies suggesting the lamps provide anywhere near the levels of negative ions to have an effect, and when Negative Ions Information Center tested salt lamps for negative ion output, they found so few it was hard to measure. http://www.holisticproductsireland.com/image/cache/data/Salt%20lamps/81IY66qnJ5L._SL1500_-700x700.jpg


Hi Nancy, I’ve read a comment of a lady who advised that When not using the lamp for long periods of time, don’t leave your lamp in a humid room, as it attracts moisture from the air (as part of its function) and it began to weep all over her furniture. I have also read a recommendation of Himalayan salt lamps manufacturer that recommends placing your Himalayan salt lamp onto a decorative plate or holder to avoid it leaving marks on furniture. The manufacturer also recommends that if you plan on having your lamp switched off for an extended period, he recommends unplugging the power cord, separating the cord from your salt lamp, and wrapping the salt lamp in a plastic bag to keep it air tight. This will prevent the lamp from pooling water. https://3utkj32z22c5182hg334ib6l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Ambersaltlight9-13lbs4-300x300.png
Now enjoy the radiant glim in the most organic way in your spa, near the bathtub, in your meditation room or bedroom. You can place this candle holder anywhere like on a coffee table, nightstand or in the window for a perfectly cozy and comfy feeling. These candle holders are blocks of pure Himalayan salt, which are rightly called vitamins of air. This all makes them great for creating a superbly relaxing environment. http://www.skalitzkyjewelers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/window-001.png
Real Himalayan salt lamps are made of salt so it’s not surprising that they’re fragile objects. A good manufacturer knows this and has return policies that are flexible since there could be some damage in transit. If a salt lamp’s maker is extremely strict (like a “NO RETURNS” policy), then it makes you wonder if it’s a scam operation. This might not necessarily be the case, but some fake retailers have been known not to permit any returns because they know they’re not giving you the real thing. https://himalayansaltusa.com/image/cache/data/product/2%20Lamp%20shaped%20pink/SL-100-540x600.jpg
Also, your citation of an EPA website is useless. It just links to the EPA’s IAQ site, which isn’t helpful in trying to figure out what you actually were using from the site. I don’t think I’d use WebMD as a source either if you want to appear reputable to the more intelligent people who can spot bullshit. (Not say WebMD doesn’t have valuable info. Kinda like Wikipedia, a lot is useful and valid, but I would never use it as a source.) https://facthacker.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Why-You-Need-To-Get-A-Himalayan-Salt-Lamp.jpg

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When the Himalayan salt lamp heats up and begins its hygroscopic cycling of airborne particles, it also changes the charge of the molecules which are released. (Remember our chemistry lesson?) The majority of homes are filled with positively charged ions which aren’t particularly good for a person’s health. The positive ions are created by a number of things, but the primary source for most of us is from our electronics. https://cdn3.volusion.com/cyfqu.gcywa/v/vspfiles/photos/HSL-001-2.jpg?1476462531


The warm light of this Natural Night Light creates a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The heated salt crystal is a natural air purifier: a 15-watt bulb releases negative ions into the air, creating one effect is similar to an ion generator, which can absorb secondhand smoke, pet dander, pollen and other air pollutants in the air to make you breathe smoothly. Regular use helps to reduce its shape. http://fitlife.tv/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/various_salt_lamps_1000.jpg
The strongest evidence supporting any benefit of negative ions is as an antibacterial agent. A 1979 study in the journal Nature showed that high levels of negative oxygen ions could kill bacteria. Ionizers could also reduce the prevalence of surface and airborne bacteria in refrigerators, according to a 2009 study. However, that research applied only to sanitizing food or work surfaces, and did not make any claims about health benefits.
Said to improve sleep by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain and adding calming energy to the room, Himalayan salt lamps are a must-have for any bedroom. Take this one for example: made in Nepal, it features a circular wood base topped off by a natural 8" rock-shaped design that has been handcrafted from salt crystals with a pink hue. When you turn the light on inside, it casts a warm, amber-hued glow over your ensemble. Arrives in a set of two.
[…] While some dispute the health claims of this type of salt, saying the mineral content is too small to make any sort of recognizable difference, many others use Himalayan salt as a healthy addition to their diet. Some people even enjoy the soft glow of a Himalayan salt lamp in their house as it is said to reduce positive ions in the home environment, improving health and well-being. […] http://www.paksalts.com/image/dove%20salt%20lamp%20sitting%20SE-1236.jpg
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Everything around us emits ions, both positive and negative. Do you notice how being outdoors or camping can give you more energy and make you feel rejuvenated? That’s because there are no positive ions, which are emitted by the vast amounts of technology surrounding us, like our cellphones, laptops, and televisions. These ions cause trauma and chemical imbalances in our bodies, and too many could lead to crippling anxiety and apprehension.
I decided to see my doctor who said that you are suffering from anxiety. Seriously, I didn’t believe it and thought that these are normal ups and downs as I was going through a difficult time. But a few more days passed and I realized that things are getting out of hand. My poor attentiveness, poor memory, lack of decision power and lethargic attitude was affecting my job , as well. https://www.top5reviewed.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/51E1NZ66dIL.jpg
"Salt crystal is naturally hygroscopic, absorbing water molecules from the air. You will notice if your salt lamp remains unlit for long periods of time, it will begin to 'cry.' The heat from a small light bulb keeps these beautiful crystals dry and in turn releases negative ions (the healthy ones found in abundance in places like oceans, waterfalls, even your shower) into the air," according to the site. https://3utkj32z22c5182hg334ib6l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/SoWellProducts38-300x300.png

Well, rest assured, our product is well-made with your safety in mind. A crucial aspect of relaxation is peace of mind, and our construction reflects this goal. Our polished rosewood bases use stainless steel screws that won't overheat or break. We also use quality electrical cords and sockets to ensure that your salt lamp will keep emitting its calming, enriching light. You don't need to worry about short circuits, faulty wiring or any concern like that - not with our lamps. We believe a focus on quality provides one additional edge to ease your tension.
Very simply, an ion is an atom or molecule that has gained or lost an electron. Both positive and negative ions exist in the air: positive air ions are generally molecules of carbon dioxide that have lost an electron, whereas a negative air ion is generally a molecule of oxygen that has gained an electron. Negative ions in the air attract particles of pollution and give them a negative charge, making them seek an electrical “ground,” and causing them to fall harmlessly to the floor. It stands to reason that we want to be surrounded by negative ions as a way of protecting our health.
I think people should just try them for their selves and make up their own minds. I know a someone that has been a teacher for 30 plus years and she swears by them. She has used these salt lights in her class room for the past 5yrs and like she said it’s just her opinion but her class rooms have been a lot calmer since she’s been using them. SHE has even gone as dark as to have themy off for months just to see if they were truly working. Oh ya she is a elementary teacher.
I got this as a gift for my daughter last year. Recently, she smelled an electrical smell coming from her bedroom and discovered that the dimmer switch on this lamp had melted. She is just lucky it did not start a fire. We saw a post on fb the other day that indicated that another company of salt lamps was having this problem. I also have one from this company too and am now afraid to leave it unattended. What is up with these dimmer switches? http://www.ipagepro.com/saltlampsetc/logos/SaltLamp_0444.jpg
Salt therapy for breathing problems is said to have begun with Siberian salt mine workers in the later 1800s who had a surprisingly small number of respiratory problems compared to people around them with less salty professions. Nowadays, you can find salt caves at various spas, and this salt cave experience is also trying to be re-created with the invention of salt pipe inhalers. Salt lamps are another smaller-scale way to bring the salt cave experience (and hopefully the health benefits) home. (6)
Also, your citation of an EPA website is useless. It just links to the EPA’s IAQ site, which isn’t helpful in trying to figure out what you actually were using from the site. I don’t think I’d use WebMD as a source either if you want to appear reputable to the more intelligent people who can spot bullshit. (Not say WebMD doesn’t have valuable info. Kinda like Wikipedia, a lot is useful and valid, but I would never use it as a source.) http://www.ldhharmony.com/uploads/1/7/8/7/17873319/s744960470919649359_p307_i6_w640.png

The warm light of this Natural Night Light creates a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The heated salt crystal is a natural air purifier: a 15-watt bulb releases negative ions into the air, creating one effect is similar to an ion generator, which can absorb secondhand smoke, pet dander, pollen and other air pollutants in the air to make you breathe smoothly. Regular use helps to reduce its shape. http://fitlife.tv/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/various_salt_lamps_1000.jpg
I have purchased six of these salt lamps. 2 for me and 4 for friends and relatives. They make a great gift. I have one on in my livingroom during the day and one in my bedroom at night. It may just be in my head but I actually do believe I sleep better. I love the beautiful glow and the dimmer switch is great. It can be very bright, very dim or many degrees of either. It makes a great conversation piece, nd gets lots of compliments.
In 1966, a hospital in Jerusalem conducted a study of thirty-eight infants suffering from respiratory problems. They cared for half of the infants in a ward without any ion change, and cared for the other half in a ward where a negative-ion generator was in use. “The researchers reported that neg-ions without any other treatment “ that is, no drugs “ seemed to cure attacks of asthma and bronchitis more quickly than drugs, antibiotics included… children treated with neg-ions were less prone to ‘rebound attacks’ (relapses)… the scientific report said that the tests ‘demonstrated that atmospheric ions have an effect on infants, especially those suffering from asthmatic bronchitis. Less scientifically, they found that the babies didn’t cry as often and as loudly as they did in normal air.” The Ion Effect, by Fred Soyka, p. 57, 1991. https://hddmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/my-himalayan-salt-lamp-e1504526903824.jpg
Salt lamps, which are merely light bulbs of varying wattages placed within blocks of rock salt of varying sizes, have become an increasingly popular product in the alternative medicine scene and are marketed as “natural ionizers.” An ionizer, in theory, produces ions, which are atoms or molecules with a net positive or negative charge caused by an uneven number of protons to electrons. https://www.spiritualquest.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/p-990-new_giant-salt-lamp.jpg
In January of this year, Michael's issued a recall on some of their salt lamps sold under the Lumière brand. Rest assured, the issue and recall had nothing to do with the Himalayan salt itself but reported hazards with the dimmer switch and plug. If you’re looking to purchase a lamp, talk to the retailer and make sure it has been assembled properly and that the piece you’re interested in was not included in the recall. https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/g/BDYAAOSwNMVagVQN/s-l225.jpg
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The negative ions in Himalayan salt lamps can help you breathe easier. Inside of our lungs are tiny hairs known as cilia which sweep away impurities. When these impurities are removed, we can breathe more easily. Many breathing problems are linked to tiny particles that are hard to remove with a broom or vacuum in our homes because in many cases, they are not even visible. Therefore, increasing the internal motion of the cilia can help screen out harmful particles that can make breathing difficult. Negative ions released by Himalayan salt lamps can help encourage the sweeping motion of these cilia. https://www.healthyhubb.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/himalayan-salt-lamp-ions.jpg
I absolutely ❤️ this salt lamp. Unfortunately, the salt lamp had come out of it’s original box during shipping and I was very fortunate it wasn’t damaged. I would recommend the original packaging be taped and the salt lamp shipped in a smaller box for protection. This salt lamp is SO elegant that I gave it 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone or give it as a gift.
I bought this to give for a Christmas gift. Let me tell you, not only was I impressed, but everyone at the party was impressed! Himalayan Salt Lamps are very trendy right now and for good reason. Many people believe in their healing powers using positive ions that the lamp emits. I'm not too sure that rocks have healing powers, but my sister in law swears by it.
 While “radioactive waves” are not—strictly speaking—a thing, what the author is likely talking about is an electromagnetic field generated by household electronics. The issue is that the only problem a salt lamp (via its dubious negative ionizer mechanism) would theoretically solve is a preponderance of positively charged ions in the air which would be in turn neutralized by the negative ions. An electromagnetic field will only generate ions if the voltage is high enough to cause an electric discharge, and the electromagnetic fields generated by household appliances are not that that strong, per the WHO: http://holisticnaturalliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Metal-Basket-Salt-Lamps_9.jpg
As I just said, Himalayan salt lamps are inherently fragile. Once you own one, you definitely need to be careful not to drop it or bang it into other solid objects because the salt crystal can be damaged very easily. This is actually a rare time when durability is not desirable. If your salt lamp is unaffected by a collision, it could likely be an imposter. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41RxhFd4thL.jpg

Enjoy the best convenient night light, and have a good night sleep. This night lamp can be used as a gentle nursery night light or to keep dark hallways lit with dim soothing light and for creating a calming ambiance. These night lamps emit electromagnetic waves which help to deal with stress and anxiety. That results to boost your energy and improve mood. http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-zfvgw8/fxkueq/products/428/images/998/Fire_Crystal_Lamp__82579.1489835794.400.559.jpg?c
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