Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) May 14, 2013
Sharon Kleyne, host of The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show and Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua, a water research company, has been researching water and health, including the health benefits of naturally clean and humid air, for 20 years. She believes that clean humid air could be endangered, and calls for more research on humidity, climate change, and pollution.
The twin villains in the global humidity crisis, according to Mrs. Kleyne, are widespread drought and air pollution. Kleyne notes that measurable air pollution is now found nearly everywhere on Earth. Clean air, says Kleyne, is the organism of all life.
When air is clean and the humidity is normal, Mrs. Kleyne explains, water vapor droplets and oxygen are absorbed not only by the lungs but by the eyes and skin. During a drought, when the humidity drops below a certain level, water tends to evaporate out of the eyes, skin and lungs making oxygen absorption – the breath of life – more difficult. The lower the humidity, the greater the rate of evaporation.
Excessive water loss from lungs, eyes, skin and body is called “dehydration.” Symptoms and side effects can include dry eye, dry skin, dry mouth, increased sunburn risk, headache, extreme thirst and eventually, heat stroke (It should be noted that no two people will react exactly alike).
The second villain, air pollution, can turn even a humid area into a virtual dessert, as far as your body is concerned. Airborne pollution particles, Mrs. Kleyne has discovered, can attach to the air’s natural humidity droplets, making the droplets less beneficial when absorbed by eyes, skin, and lungs. In drought areas, the health threat from air pollution is ever greater.
If you think you’re safer indoors, says Mrs. Kleyne, forced-air heating and cooling, and insulated walls and windows, can be as dehydrating as a desert (so can airline cabins).
Mrs. Kleyne recommends keeping your body hydrated by drinking a minimum of eight glasses of water each day (64 ounces); and more where the dehydration risk is high. Mrs. Kleyne encourages becoming proactive in obtaining education about health, the environment, polluted humidity and the body’s natural water absorption.
And finally, Mrs. Kleyne calls for far more research into the effects of climate change and pollution on humidity, and the effects of low and polluted humidity on health.