Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 16, 2013
The effects of air pollution on the air’s all-important water vapor content, reports water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne,” have not been well researched. “Polluted humidity,” Kleyne has discovered, makes the microscopic water vapor droplets suspended in the air less accessible to humans and other organisms, and may also contribute to global climate change.
Sharon Kleyne is Founder of BioLogic Aqua Research, a water and health research and product development center. Natures Tears® EyeMist® is the company’s global signature product for dry eye and dry facial skin. The all-natural product contains 100% trade secret water. As part of an ongoing commitment to educating the public about water and health, Kleyne hosts the globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes.
According to Kleyne’s research, water is essential to all life on Earth and the skin, eyes and body obtain a significant percentage of their daily water through direct absorption from the air. Oxygen transfer in the lungs, and light refraction in the eyes, depend on the air’s water vapor/humidity. Should the humidity level drop too low, the skin, eyes and body become at increased risk of dehydration. Dry eye is already a global health crisis.
When the air contains suspended particulate matter such as carbon black (soot), water vapor/humidity droplets form around the particle rather than forming freely. The particle is then deposited on the skin, in the eyes and in the lungs. Carbon black is known to be dehydrating and a cause of numerous diseases including dry eye, lung disease and cancer. The smaller the particle, the more deeply it can penetrate into the body.
Water vapor droplets mixed with airborne chemicals, Kleyne believes, may also cause the humidity to become either dehydrating and/or less available as a source of water.
But there is an even greater danger to polluted humidity, according to Kleyne. Airborne water vapor/humidity is the basis for the hydrological cycle that creates clouds and rain. Water vapor is the most abundant greenhouse gas that keeps the planet habitable. Kleyne believes that polluted humidity could eventually effect the hydrological cycle and contribute to global climate change, if it has not already.