Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Wants Dirty Humidity Cleaned Up. Water Researcher Sharon Kleyne Says Water in Air Is Good, But Not Polluted Water.
Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice of America, recently called attention to the crisis of humidity that is tainted by pollution.”Even deep in winter,” Kleyne said, “our air can become thick with humidity. That’s not necessarily bad,” Kleyne continued, “because moist air means that there is less chance of debilitating conditions brought on by dehydration. Still, it’s no good at all if moist air is polluted, and all too often we’re facing just that.”
Many people around the world are well aware of the dangers of air pollution. If you exercise strenuously on a smoggy day, for example, every breath you take will feel like a knife is being plunged into your lungs. However, many do not have as clear a grasp of the danger of polluted humidity. For more than two decades, Water Life Science® lifestyle creator and advocate Kleyne has studied the relationship between humidity, air pollution and dehydration.
Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, has found that the autumn and winter seasons generally bring more rainfall and moist air. At the same time, more frigid air accumulates at night, increasing the possibility of the formation of an “inversion layer”. This cold air at night traps and concentrates the warmer, more humid and contaminated daytime air underneath. Kleyne’s research also shows that absorption of water vapor droplets from the air makes up a significant percentage of the body’s total water intake. The more humid and cleaner the air, Kleyne explains, the more direct surface absorption will occur. Conversely, water may be lost through the body’s surface if the humidity is too low or the air’s water vapor/humidity content is over-polluted.
According to Sharon Kleyne, airborne particulate matter, whether naturally occurring or man-made, tends to attract and accumulate the minute water droplets entering the air as evaporated or “gasified” water. Kleyne’s research suggests that particulate matter begins attracting water vapor droplets almost immediately. :If the air is contaminated,” said Kleyne, “the humidity will also be contaminated.” Sulfur dioxide and carbon black, two common pollutants, are particularly nasty when combined with water vapor. Pollutants such as sulfur dioxide can chemically alter the water so that it is less beneficial when it lands on the body surface. Also, carbon black soot, fly ash and other pollutants are desiccants that have a dehydrating effect when they land on the body or lungs, interfering with the body’s surface absorption of water vapor. More natural airborne particulates tend to have a more balanced effect on dehydration.
Sharon Kleyne advocates more research into the relationship between humidity, dehydration and air pollution while also championing reduction of the amount of pollution released into the air. Kleyne continues to advocate drinking eight-to-ten full glasses of pure fresh water each day.