Contaminated Water Vapor Makes You Sick Says Sharon Kleyne

Water Educator Sharon Kleyne Warns Against Polluted Humidity. Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Says Thick Dirty Air Can Kill.

No one wants to breathe polluted air, of course, but most people do so all the time. When people think of it at all, mostly they think that there is nothing much they can do about it so they just try to ignore it. Water advocate Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® disagrees yet is also concerned about an even greater potential danger—the effect pollution has on the air’s natural humidity.

The air’s natural humidity is the invisible, suspended water vapor droplets that create weather and allow people and all other life forms to breathe the water-rich air that is necessary to all life. This relationship between humidity, air pollution and dehydration has long been a major focus of Kleyne’s scientific research. At Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, Kleyne’s water research center has developed Natures Tears® EyeMist®, the company’s global signature product for dry eye disease and dry skin. As part of an ongoing commitment to educating the public about water and health, Kleyne also hosts the globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show sponsored by Natures Tears® EyeMist® on VoiceAmerica.

Kleyne’s research shows that direct absorption of water vapor droplets from the air constitutes 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, evaporating water may also be lost through the body’s surface if the humidity is too low or the air’s water vapor/humidity content is overly contaminated. Kleyne cites BJ Mason’s The Physics of Clouds (Oxford, 2010) to show that airborne particulate matter, whether naturally occurring or human-made, tends to attract and accumulate the minute water droplets entering the air as evaporated or “gasified” water.”If the air is contaminated,” says Kleyne, “the humidity will also be contaminated.”

According to Kleyne, 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. Kleyne wants to see more research into the relationship between humidity, dehydration and air pollution. No matter what the results of this research, she also advocates reducing the amount of pollution released into the air. Kleyne urges everyone to drink eight to ten full glasses of pure fresh water each day and to drink a whole glass at a time for maximum benefits of rehydration. Kleyne also suggests monitoring the daily air quality. If you must be out on an especially ‘dirty’ day, consider wearing a face mask.


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Sharon Kleyne Shares Wards Island Sewage Dump’s 33rd Anniversary

Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Celebrates Historic Moment in Pollution Clean-up. Radio Host Sharon Kleyne Remembers Wards Island Sewage Crisis.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America and America’s leading water researcher and advocate well remembers the week-long water crisis that ended at Wards Island just after the first of the year in 1983.

“On January 4th,” Sharon Kleyne said, “a new valve burst at the Wards Island sewage treatment plant. The consequence of that equipment failure was the discharge of 300 million gallons of raw sewage a day into the Hudson, Harlem and East Rivers.” Kleyne revealed that the cost to repair the plant exceeded $330,000., but it was not the accident or the cost that Kleyne most remembers. She took away other valuable lessons that are more relevant than ever today. “As we struggle to get politicians and business leaders to commit to making water the number one infrastructure priority in the world,” Kleyne said, “I would like everyone to reflect on the successful collaboration that solved the Wards Island crisis. It could have been so much worse than it was, ultimately.”

Sharon Kleyne, who has earned an international reputation as the global expert on dehydration of earth’s fresh water and dehydration of the eyes and skin as a result of the excessive evaporation of the body’s and earth’s water vapor, is keenly aware of the need for advanced research and the development of new technology in water science. “From the moment we leave our mother’s water-womb and are born,” Kleyne said, “we begin to evaporate, or dry out, a process that continues until we die. In order to sustain excellent health and prolong life,” Kleyne continued, “one must supplement eyes and skin with pH balanced, pure water on a daily basis. This must be done to replenish the evaporating water vapor.” Kleyne is constantly educating people about the current global water crisis and the health dangers associated with dehydration due to excess evaporation of the earth’s water vapor. As she loves to do, Kleyne encouraged people to experience a new, healthy Water Life Science® lifestyle and visit for more information about how to do just that.

Returning to the historical crisis at Wards Island, Sharon Kleyne offered as a stellar example of cooperation under duress the amazing work of the Wards Island first responders. She remembered the eye-witness account of Fred DiSisto, a twenty-year plant operating engineer. “Staff operated out of the kitchen,” DiSisto reported. “It kind of turned into a holiday atmosphere,” he continued. “Everybody was all pumped up. It broke the routine.” Other workers estimated that more than 50 pounds of coffee were consumed in that kitchen during the last four days of the crisis; staff slept there, too, and worked twelve-hour shifts. Officials had pointed out that sewage had to be released into the rivers from 52 regulators in Manhattan and 36 regulators in the Bronx in order to avoid a backup at the plant, which would have led to the flooding of sewage into area homes.

“In other words,” Sharon Kleyne pointed out, “a major health crisis, which would have resulted in thousands of deaths, was avoided because workers and technicians co-creatively came together to solve the problem and did not rest until they were successful.” Kleyne insisted that this is exactly the kind of cooperation and selflessness that is required today to ensure that healthy drinking water is available for everyone. “Clean water equals health,” said Kleyne, “and new water research and technology require inspired cooperation.”

Water and the BP Oil Spill

Guest: Alex Prud’homme- Author and investigative journalist.

Alex Prud’homme is a freelance investigative journalist who has written in many areas, including co-authoring a book with Julia Child. He has been interested in water since following New York City’s problems with pollution of the Hudson River while growing up these as a child. Manhattan, especially, has no natural creeks and very little groundwater (the other boroughs, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Staten Island, do have small natural creeks). When you drill a well in Manhattan, you hit bedrock very quickly.

Even though 100% of New York City’s water is piped in, the city has some of the best drinking water in the country. The system is mostly gravity operated and the water is largely unfiltered. The city is currently updating its piping and storage capacity.

Alex believes, as does Sharon, that in the 21st century, water will become increasingly important. Safe, sanitary fresh water is becoming increasingly scarce and no organism on Earth can live without water.
Alex grew up in the Newtown Creek area of Brooklyn, where oil has been spilling into the groundwater for over a century. This is extremely underreported and has been occurring slowly over many decades. It is estimated that 17 to 30 million gallons have been spilled. The area was originally a natural wetland off the East River on which oil refineries were built in the 1880’s. There are still oil refineries there today and they are still dumping or leaking oil.

In 1950, the oil in the ground ignited and still little was done. The neighborhood is now a super-fund site and there has been some cleanup but not to the extent of better publicized areas such as Love Canal.
Wetland preservation is extremely important because wetlands strain and filter the environment and help keep it clean. In the US Gulf Coast region, extensive wetlands act as a baffle for storm surges to lessen the impact of hurricanes. They are very rich in wildlife and also very fragile.

Sharon noted that humans tend to overdo things and taking water for granted is one of them. We are the blue planet whose surface is 71% water. However, only 0.3% of our vast water supply is fresh, safe to drink and unpolluted. We can live without oil but not without water.

Louisiana could have prepared for an oil disaster but the EPA would not permit it. Since nothing bad had ever happened before, they got lazy, with no contingency or worse case planning. Oil wells are very powerful and very fragile and spills have a capacity to do an amazing amount of damage as they domino up and down the economy.