Because of air pollution and other factors, reports water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne, Earthâs atmosphere is losing its life-sustaining humidity. This humidity loss could threaten the survival of all life on Earth, including humans. The key to our survival, says Kleyne, is intensified water research and greater awareness of the problem by law-makers and the public.
Sharon Kleyne is Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, a water and health research and product development center. Natures TearsÂ® EyeMistÂ® is the Research Centerâs global signature product for dry eyes, dry eyelids and rejuvenation of eye make-up. Kleyne also hosts the globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of WaterÂ® radio show on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes (http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2207/sharon-kleyne-hour).
The gasified water vapor in the atmosphere, also known as humidity, according to Kleyne, is the basis of all terrestrial life. Without atmospheric water vapor, lungs could not transfer oxygen to the body and the pressure of water inside the body to evaporate and dehydrate into the atmosphere, especially in the eyes and skin, would be overwhelming.
Recent research, Kleyne reports, indicates that the humidity in the upper atmosphere, where clouds and precipitation are formed, is definitely decreasing. Kleyne also notes that air pollution particles attract and accumulate water vapor droplets, returning the water to the ground before it reaches the upper atmosphere. Less rainfall increases the amount of solar radiation that reaches the Earth, which further increases the drying effect. Kleyne cites the work of Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD (see âsourceâ).
Kleyne and Dr. Cecil have discovered that a drop in the average annual humidity, or an increase in air pollution, can cause dry eye, dry skin, difficulty breathing and even effect the mortality rate. According to Mrs. Kleyne, dehydration symptoms and diseases, caused by what she calls “water starvation,” are becoming a global health crisis. Much of the world is already experiencing increased temperatures and widespread drought.
The global water supply for drinking, sanitation and agriculture also concerns Kleyne, who notes that many of Earthâs armed conflicts ultimately trace to water. Globally, 1.6 billion people lack sufficient daily water and the number is increasing. According to Kleyne, the water starvation now being experienced in parts of Africa is spreading to places like California.
Kleyne is also concerned that in the United States, even where water is available, few people drink even the minimum recommended eight to ten glasses of fresh water per day in addition to all other fluid intake. In many parts of the world, eight to ten glasses of clean water are simply not available.
The solution, according to Kleyne, is threefold. Most important is continued water, agricultural and atmospheric research to determine the exact causes of the global dehydration problem and formulate possible solutions. Kleyne notes that dryland farming techniques can substantially reduce the amount of water required to grow a crop. Kleyne also notes that new discoveries are constantly being made on the structure and behavior of water.
The second part of the solution is to educate people about the problem. This includes politicians and other decision makers and also the general public. Kleyne strongly believes that water must become the top priority of every government on Earth.
And finally, people need to be educated in ways that each individual can proactively provide their own supplemental water to prevent or alleviate, for example, dehydration of the skin and eyes caused by low atmospheric humidity.
Natureâs TearsÂ® EyeMistÂ®, a product of Sharon Kleyneâs Bio Logic Aqua Research, is intended as personal portable hand-held skin and eye humidification device. The all-water mist instantly supplements skin and eye moisture lost to dehydration and low humidity. .
Source: Kleyneâs primary source, in addition to her own research, is: âGlobal Variations in Precipitation and Water Vapor with Climate Change and Associated Impacts to Human Health; Data Gaps and Opportunities, â by L. DeWayne Cecil, Ph.D., Chief Climatologist, Global Science & Technology, Inc., October, 2013. Dr. Cecil is an associate of Sharon Kleyne.