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L'emploi des aéroions dans l'hygiène et la prophylaxie
Minch, A.A. (1968). L'emploi des aéroions dans l'hygiène et la prophylaxie, in: Gualtierotti, R. et al. (Ed.) Bioclimatology, biometeorology and aeroionotherapy. pp. 95-98
In: Gualtierotti, R.; Kornblueh, I.H.; Sirtori, C. (Ed.) (1968). Bioclimatology, biometeorology and aeroionotherapy. Carlo Erba Foundation: Milano. 167 pp., more

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    VLIZ: Meteorology and Climatology [10380]

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Abstract
    The meteorological observations of ion levels in selected health resorts have shown that locations with high concentrations of gaseous ions, with predominance of the negative polarity, are most favorable to health. This cannot be explained solely by the action of other meteorological factors. Heavy traffic and emanations from the chimneys in cities lacking proper vegetation produce heavy pollution of the air, reduce the number of small ions and create a predominance of the positive ones which are detrimental to the organism. In poorly ventilated living quarters, offices and factorles, aeroionization is subject to analogous modifications. In such places, an increase of negative ion concentrations by employment of suitable ion generators was suggested by many investigators. It was demonstrated recently that moderate amounts of artificially generated aeroions with preponderance of the negative polarity, restores comfort and the feeling of well being by fast elimination of the somatic and mental after-effects of tiresome physical work. High concentrations of air ions in work rooms are undesirable for various reasons. The hygienic aspects of enclosed spaces are of great importance as charged gas, smoke and dust particles enter more readily the respiratory tract, thus increasing the potential toxicity of such pollutants. The value of artificiaIly generated aero-ions as deodorizing and cleaning agents of indoor spaces is well established. Exposure to gas ions in proper concentrations counteracts the unfavorable effects of certain meteorological constellations, increases comfort, work efficiency and resistance to hypoxia.

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