We hope that our tribe has been busy embracing their struggles and enhancing their human experiences. Richard Lee, founder, CEO, and inventor at CHI Institute wants our tribe to maximize their health. How else can we be the positive change that our world needs? This month, our newsletter’s aspiration is to educate our tribe about a danger facing humanity, oxidative pollution, as well as the health impact of higher atmospheric concentrations of oxidizing energy and the tools needed to combat said oxidative pollution. Lastly, we’re covering the release of a new product, a positioning stand designed for many of our devices, perfect for enabling hands-free multitasking!
Without further ado, we present to you our scientific scoop on oxidative pollution!
What is oxidative pollution? Put simply, oxidative pollution is the stuff in the air that promotes oxidation. Even in the purest of environments such as the Amazon rain forest, fallen leaves oxidize. However, they disintegrate into dust much faster in the desert or in the congested city than in the forest because of the abundant organic aerosols released into the air by trees. Oxidative pollution can be defined as a higher atmospheric concentration of this oxidizing energy than is found in nature.
What’s the difference between oxidation and combustion? Leaves can oxidize slowly at low temperature or they can burn quickly at high temperature. Both are oxidation. The difference is only temperature and rate of oxidation. But it is not temperature that causes oxidation and combustion. Temperature can influence the rate, but it cannot activate the oxidation. A very intense, localized electromagnetic intensity is required. In a car engine, it is an electrical spark. In a match, it is ionized gases that provide the needed electromagnetic intensity.
How can oxidative pollution be measured? The electromagnetic intensity of oxidative pollution is stored in the molecular bonds of air molecules. It cannot be felt as heat because heat is determined by the velocity of air molecules. It is not “latent energy” because that is the thermodynamic energy available to do work. It is internal bond energy which is only measurable by how much it reduces the required “activation energy” to activate a chemical reaction like oxidation. During times of high oxidative pollution, wildfires practically come alive on their own and are extremely hard to control. One large wildfire can elevate the oxidative pollution in the atmosphere for hundreds of miles.
How fast can oxidative pollution travel? Our research indicates that it can travel outward from a wildfire at about 100 miles per hour. Convection of air from the wildfire is one of the transport means, but the principal means appears to be emission of photons from molecules that carry the charge. While nitrogen is quite stable, water molecules hold the electrical potential for about 0.1 seconds, then emit it as an ultraviolet photon. It then travels at the speed of light for much less than a microsecond before it strikes and is absorbed by another air molecule. This absorption of UV by air is the reason scientists claim there is no dangerous UV below the ozone layer.
How can oxidative pollution be useful? A popular method to accelerate a chemical reaction is ultraviolet lights, which deliver high, localized electromagnetic intensity in the form of photons. These ultraviolet photons are quickly absorbed in the bond angles of air molecules and activate most any chemical process, including free radical formation in the human body like sunburn, skin cancer, and a wide variety of other free-radical based chronic diseases. Direct exposure to ultraviolet lights is dangerous, but so is exposure to the air that has absorbed the electromagnetic intensity of UV into its molecular bonds.
How can I visualize this oxidative pollution?
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Symmetrical_stretching.gif This animation shows a water molecule after it has absorbed an ultraviolet photon in the 270nm UVC range. This UV absorption does not make it warmer. It still looks and acts like any other water molecule except that, if it hits a dead leaf or a person’s skin, it will probably transfer its electromagnetic intensity or react with most any organic molecule. In the atmosphere, it may ionize into H+ and OH-, both potent greenhouse gases, and scavenge the air for organic molecules.