Impact On Air Quality
There are a few ways having a Himalayan salt lamp may help improve the air quality in your home. As previously mentioned, they release negatively charged particles. However, the number of negative ions released by these lamps has proven to be so few that they were barely able to be measured. This does not necessarily mean, however, that they do nothing for air quality, as these lamps have hygroscopic potential. Cozyswan Salt Lamp is a wall plug in light that works as an air purifier. When lit, the salt crystal clears the air of allergens and dilutes odors. Hygroscopic means it can absorb moisture from the air, which can affect the overall humidity in your home. The more surface area a lamp has, the higher its hygroscopic potential is. If having an impact on air quality is your primary motivator for getting a Himalayan salt lamp, look for one with a rough texture. The more nooks and crannies the lamp has, the more surface area there is. As the salt pulls moisture from the air, any dirt or allergens in the air are stuck to the lamp. The resulting vapor will then dry, and your air will be a bit cleaner.
Keep reading to discover more about the health effects of Himalayan salt lamps.