Health and Infrared

There are many claims out on the internet regarding infrared and its health properties. Some are true, some are unproven, and some are completely false. In this blog we are going to take a look at some of the claims, and hopefully clear up some of the confusion.

Near vs Far Infrared

The crucial point when discussing health impacts is to differentiate between near and far infrared. Whilst these two types of heating are close together on the electromagnetic spectrum, they produce very different types of heat.

Near infrared heaters glow, and produce a more intense heat that penetrates deeper into the skin. This deeper penetration can be bad news, with extended exposure potentially causing burns and damage to the eyes. Some heaters tone down the intensity of the heater, but all this is doing is shifting some of the heat from near to far infrared. Why not go the whole hog and get yourself a proper balanced far infrared system! Continue reading…