ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Effects of Air-Ions on Human Circulatory Indicators
Andrzej Wiszniewski1, Andrzej Suchanowski2, Bartosz Wielgomas3
 
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1Faculty Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics, Medical University of Gdańsk,
Dębinki 1, 80-211 Gdańsk, Poland
2Department of Physiotherapy, Józef Rusiecki Olsztyn University College,
Bydgoska 33, 10-243 Olsztyn, Poland
3Department of Toxicology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Hallera 107, 80-416 Gdańsk, Poland
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2014;23(2):521–531
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Men and women of different ages were submitted to the activity of negative or positive air-ions several hours a day for from several to more than a dozen days. Shifts in their systolic/diastolic pressures and pulse were determined in the course of these experiments.
The tests have shown a statistically significant influence of the ionized particles, above all on blood pressure. Exposing humans with proper circulatory indicators six hours a day for more than a dozen days to negative air-ions in concentrations of 10,000 ions/cm3 results in a 5% drop in systolic pressure and around 2% drop in diastolic pressure, but has no influence on the pulse. This effect works until both pressures reach a stable level, which probably can be considered optimal for a given person. However, exposing people to positive air-ions in concentrations of 25,000 ions/cm3 results in destabilization of the circulatory indicators.
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