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for using Aran
- You will
probably try to remove most of your problems immediately by placing
the output setting on the high position (in the two-position units).
This is not recommended as the heavy concentration of Aran could have
an odour that would discourage using the unit to its full benefit. This
odour will disappear as the area is cleaned out, and you will experience
only fresh air.
place the unit as high up as possible to ensure dispersion of the molecules.
Place on a high shelf or use the hole on the back of the unit (stainless-steel
units only) to hang on the wall.
unit on top of the refrigerator before cooking foods such as liver,
onions, or fish to eliminate chances of those cooking odours from permeating
throughout the house.
the Aranizer in closets to remove body odour and tobacco odours from
clothing that has been worn several times or exposed to excessive tobacco
the Aranizer near the source of smells, such as the cat's litter box,
spills in cars, fumes in garages or basements, etc., for quick removal
of odours and fumes.
Aran is distinguished
from ozone due to it's supercharged state. The Aranizer does not produce
the oxides of nitrogen produced by ozonators, but does produce more highly
charged oxygen molecules and negative ions. Therefore, it is safer and
more effective than an ozonator.
Is the air you breathe healthy? According to the World Health Organization,
40% of all buildings pose a serious health hazard due to indoor air pollution.
The Environmental Protection Agency is calling indoor pollution the #1
pollution problem in the United States of America. The following is a
list of common indoor pollutants, and some of their sources, that can
be neutralized by using an Aranizer.
POLLEN, AND OTHER ALLERGENS
Allergies are an overreaction of the immune system to foreign substances.
When the body overreacts to common substances such as dust, fibers, animal
dander, pollen, and moulds, it puts undue stress on the body's immune
system, making you more susceptible to dangerous attacks by harmful viruses,
bacteria, moulds, fungi, and so forth. Many people suffer from allergy
symptoms that unknowingly drain their energy and take a toll on their
FUMES AND VAPOURS
Indoor pollution can sometimes exceed "maximum safety levels" that were
established for toxic-waste sites. Many of the new synthetic fibers and
fabrics, plastics, insulation materials, glues and other adhesives, solvents,
paints, stains, cleaning substances, deodorizers, and various aerosols
have been linked to the growing "sick building " phenomenon. Used inside
the home or office these items are constantly saturating the air you breath
with harmful chemical fumes and vapours.
Mould and fungus can be more than an unsightly nuisance for some have
been shown to be pathogenic microorganisms that create or contribute to
allergies and can cause many ills, ranging from athlete's foot to the
fatal Legionnaires' disease. Most moulds thrive on moisture and are often
visible around bathroom fixtures, but dangerous moulds can grow in unseen
places such as air conditioners, humidifiers, and heat exchangers and
find its way into the air you breathe on a daily basis.
Toxic gasses such as carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and oxides of nitrogen
can be produced by such things as gas stoves, heaters, kerosene heaters,
attached garages, fireplaces, and electrical appliances. These gasses
can be fatal in large amounts but in small doses they can inhibit healthy
respiration and drain your energy.
Bacterial infections are common due to the fact that bacteria are so abundant
in our environment. The overuse and abuse of antibiotics in our society
combined with weakened immune systems has lead to dangerous antibiotic-resistant
bacteria. We will likely see more strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
in the future.
Viral infections are on the rise for similar reasons as mentioned above.
Stronger, more resistant viral mutations are occurring every day and weakened
immune systems are providing the means for proliferation of many seemingly
new viruses that actually have been around for a long time. The Epstein-Barr
virus (EBV) is also known as the mono virus and lies dormant in the body
similar to the AIDS virus activating when the immune system is weak. EBV
has been linked to the increasing number of cases of chronic fatigue syndrome
and may be evidence of the immunological deficit that our society is in
from over exposure to toxins.
350,000 Americans die each year from smoke-related illnesses such as cancers,
emphysema, and heart disease. Cigarette smoke ages the lungs and respiratory
system and contains more than 3,000 toxic chemicals and gasses. Passive
smoking has been linked to increased cancer, heart disease, and lung disease.
Involuntary smokers have been shown to have decreased respiratory function
and increased respiratory illnesses.
Besides being annoying, odours have been shown to have a direct affect
on emotions. The olfactory nerves are closely tied in with the endocrine
system which controls our emotional states. The same way the smell of
a particular perfume may bring back the memory of a special night, offensive
odours (even ones which you might have become accustomed to) can dramatically
influence the way you feel and act. Spray deodorants only cover up odours
and add to indoor pollution.
If that weren't enough, most of the outdoor air pollution unfortunately
finds it way indoors. 98% of our air pollution is made up of five major
pollutants: carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, hydrocarbons, particulate
matter, and nitrogen oxides.
OF NEGATIVE IONS
charged particles in the air that are formed when enough energy acts upon
a molecule, such as carbon dioxide, oxygen, water, or nitrogen to eject
an electron. The displaced electron attaches itself to a nearby molecule,
which then becomes a negative ion. It is the negative ion of oxygen that
affects us most. Remember that feeling you've experienced near a waterfall
or high in the mountains? Those are two such places where thousand of
negative ions occur. They create an effect on human biochemistry."
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 Los Angeles
freeways during rush hour."
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."
Self", Spring 1991, an article entitled "Ions and Consciousness".
From a transcript
of CBS News 2/14/95 6:30-7:00 PM, with Connie Chung.
Dr. Bob Arnot:
" If the
blustery winds of winter blowing across the nation this week are bringing
you down, there's good reason. Researchers now believe that the ill
winds strip away highly charged subatomic particles called Negative
Ions from the air around us, contributing to a seasonal form of depression.
Here's why. Level of brain chemical responsible for mood, called serotonin,
are often lower in cases of season depression. Serotonin levels can
be elevated by increased exposure to light or by antidepressants like
Prozac. Researchers say negative ions may also increase brain levels
of serotonin. A study in the current "Journal of Alternative and Complementary
Medicine" concluded that 58 percent of patients treated with high-density
negative ions had significant relief of their symptoms, almost identical
to the number improved with drugs, but without drug side effects."
psychological state, negative ion exposure appeared associated with
feeling better about self, less sensitive, and more responsive or innervated
1982 issue of "Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine" entitled "Subjective
Response to Negative Air Ion Exposure."
indicate that subjects had faster reaction times and reported feeling
significantly more energetic under negative-air-ion conditions that
under normal-air conditions."
1981, Human Factors entitled "The Influence of Negative Air Ions on Human
Performance and Mood,"
introduction of a negative ion generator increased the subjective rating
of alertness, atmospheric freshness, and environmental and personal
warmth. Ions reduced the complaint rate for headache by 50% and significantly
reduced the number of complaints of nausea and dizziness."
1981, "Journal of Environmental Psychology" entitled, "The Influence of
Air Ions, Temperature, and Humidity on Subjective Well-being and Comfort,"
the effects of artificial negative or positive ionization of the air
on the performance of psycho motor tasks with 45 18-26 year-old healthy
males...Three testing environments were used: natural, negative, and
positive ionization. Negative ionization was associated with a significant
increment in performance as compared to controls."
1978, in the science journal "Ergonomics", article entitled, "Air Ions
and Human Performance".
- A case of the blahs at work may really be a case of the VODS
for Video Operator Distress Syndrome, and the troublesome malady is
not uncommon of the millions of workers who use computer video display
terminals. Those who work too close to the face of a cathode ray tube
or who work before a terminal for too long a time typically experience
increased fatigue levels, eye strain, blurred vision, skin rash, headaches,
back pains, irritability, anxiety, depression and general apathy. While
the cause of these symptoms may also be a depleted bank account, domestic
troubles or a tyrannical boss, they can be caused by the computer terminal,
Wallach said. The culprits that cause the VODS are positive ions or
charged molecules of air, created at the face of the video display terminal.
What are needed in the work place, Wallach explained, are negative ions.
In contrast to positive ions, negatively charged molecules of air, or
negative ions, promote a sense of well-being for people. Negative ions
are typically found in the natural environment at the seashore, near
waterfalls and in pine forests, Wallach explained. "Every place people
like to be is rich in negative ions," Wallach said. Video display terminal
operators need their negative ions. "In weighing the evidence, I am
convinced that the aero-electrostatic qualities of an indoor environment
are the most significant single factor in the control of unavoidable
air pollution," Wallach said.
Times Tribune", By William Johnson Times Tribune Staff