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Are Himalayan Salt Lamps considered a scam?

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Himalayan Salt Lamps marketed as implements that will help improve sleep, cure migraines and boost immune system response may be scams, as there is no scientific evidence to support such claims, notes Columbia University Medical Center. The health claims are based on the premise that the lamps, which are made from actual salt crystal formations, emit negative ions when the bulb or candle heats up the moisture in the salt.

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While some may find Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps aesthetically pleasing, the supposed health benefits that comes with are merely commercial hype, according to the Columbia University Medical Center. The ions emitted by the salt lamps are not the same type of ions emitted by the clinically tested apparatus that makes superoxide.

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