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What Are Negative Ions?

To explain what a negative ion is, we’ll need to take out our nerd glasses and get a little scientific on you. Fortunately, it’s all elementary science – so don’t run away just yet! Do you remember learning about atoms in your science class? Here’s a refresher: atoms are the basic building blocks of matter. In other words, everything is made of atoms. The air you’re breathing is made of atoms. The salad you had for lunch was made of atoms. And the computer you’re reading this on? Yep – it’s made of atoms.  

How Does an Atom Relate to a Negative Ion? 

Atoms are comprised of electrons, neutrons, and protons. Electrons are negative, neutrons are neutral, and protons are positive. An atom has an equal number of electrons and protons, giving it a neutral charge. However, certain events can disrupt the balance of protons and electrons, resulting in the atom becoming a positive ion or a negative one.  Negative ions have been associated with increased energy, improved moods, and so much more. Negatively charged ions are typically found in high concentrations around areas of serenity like waterfalls, beaches, and dense forests. Positively charged ions, on the other hand, can be found in locations filled with pollution or congested cities. Here at IonLoop, we only sell bracelets that generate negative ions. 

Are IonLoop bracelets safe…you be the judge. For the last eight years we have manufactured negative ion bracelets for adidas containing the natural mineral tourmaline that are offered for sale in over 25 countries, some are shown on our web-site. adidas requires an A-01 test to determine if any product contains harmful or hazardous materials. Our negative ion bracelets & magnets were submitted for testing and conclusively show that the product passed a very complex hazardous material test protocol. These tests are conducted by TUV Rheinland which is the adidas AG nominated testing company. TUV Rheinland is a respected testing lab with offices throughout the world. The test results may be viewed in the FAQ Bracelets section of the website.
With regards to the question of radiation...Dr. Vince Holahan Ph.D. at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has written a blog which talks about the safety of negative ion bands. To quote Dr Holahan “The amount of radiation given off by these products is well below the level that would cause any health concern or illness, even if worn over several years.” It seems that Dr. Holahan is clear that our bracelets and others not present a health risk.
IonLoop bands are safe; they have been tested for hazardous materials, the government scientists (not internet bloggers) at the NRC deem them not to be a health risk.


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