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What is air?

From a chemical perspective, the air around us consists of a variety of different substances. The main elements are nitrogen (N2) and oxygen (O2) at approximately 78% and 21% respectively. The third component is water vapour (H2O) at around 1.4%, depending on the air humidity level. There are also varying concentrations of the following in the air: argon (Ar) approx. 1%, carbon dioxide (CO2) approx. 0.03%. Also present are other rare gases (neon, helium, methane, krypton, xenon), hydrogen (H2), dinitrogen monoxide (N2O), ozone (O3), nitrogen oxide, sulphur oxide, ammonia, carbon monoxide and, depending on the area, the air is also full of dust and other industrial gases, heavy metal compounds, pollen, spores, microorganisms or other pathogens, perfumes, etc.

The air we live on

The climatic conditions shaped by the Earth's atmosphere and the air define life on Earth. The negative influence of our high-tech lives has disrupted the balance between the climatic conditions and our natural environment. viruses, poisonous substances found in the home, bacteria and electro-smog jeopardise our health.
Electrical charges in the form of positive and negative ions which we cannot perceive as such, ensure a positive outlook and physical wellbeing. The quantity of the negatively charged ions in the air around us is significant. The number of negative ions needed by the body increases at the same rate as the pollution in the air.

Possible consequences:

  • Concentration problems
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Drying out of mucus membranes
  • Susceptibility to respiratory infections
  • Fear and stress
  • Dizzy spells
  • Early tiredness
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Downturn in performance

Longer term problems can include circulation problems and/or allergies and even chronic illnesses.

Types of air and their properties

Healthy air

The gases present in the air exchange bonds with one another. Ions, i.e. particles with an electrical charge, are produced as a result of natural and artificial radiation - e.g. lightning. In normal air, the balance of positive and negative ions in the air is roughly in balance. The higher the proportion of negatively charged particles per cubic centimetre, the better (healthier) the air is. Negative ions can attach themselves to environmental pollutants, pollen, smoke particles, fungal spores, etc. and bring them to the ground. This cleans the air. Secretions of the mucus membranes and movement of the cilium in the nose increase, oxygen absorption improves and breathing frequency drops. For example, by the sea and in the mountains there are 4000 negative ions per cubic centimetre of air, while in the countryside it is 1000.

Air allows the following important biological processes, among others:

 

  • Breaking down food to given energy to the cells, with the help of oxygen Maintaining all bodily functions
  • Removal of waste products from the metabolism
  • Regulating the body temperature

Good air is an important factor for our mental and physical well-being.

House air

As well as the emissions from industry and motor vehicles which penetrate into our homes from outside, there are also particulates from plastic materials, carpets, artificial fibres, cigarette smoke, central heating, etc. Static charges and electromagnetic fields, formaldehyde and solvents from paints and glues, as well as other gases from furniture, walls, ceilings and floor reduce the number of important negative ions in our air enormously. This means that our homes often have fewer than 100 negative ions per cubic centimetre. At the same time, in our homes, the balance between positive and negative ions is being shifted towards the unhealthy positive ions by what are known as geopathic interference zones:

  • Water veins
  • Rock faults
  • Ore layer
  • Hartmann reticule
  • Curry reticule
  • PWL ray (plant growth laser)

Thanks to all these influences, we have an excessive proportion of positive ions in our homes. The detrimental influence on the wellbeing of many people and even on their social behaviour (e.g. aggressiveness) is well documented.

Office air

It is not only air pollution and meteorological influences which can shift the balance between positive and negative ions. The way modern offices are built also has a significant influence. As well as the known factors (see homes), there is also an increased use of electronics (computers, air-conditioning, photocopier, fluorescent lights, etc.) in offices. This means there are often as few as 30 negative ions per cubic centimetre or even fewer in these areas.

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