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Serotonin Irritation Syndrome (SIS)


          What is SIS?

          Causes and Effects


What is SIS?

"The Serotonin Irritation Syndrome is defined as a significant disturbance of normal nervous system activity and/or the malfunction of various metabolic processes which is characterized by abnormally high levels of serotonin (5-Hydroxytrlptamine or 5-HT, a highly active neurochemical) in the human bloodstream (ref 1,2)."

International Bio-Environmental Foundation (IBEF) Bulletin: The Effects of Air Quality on the Serotonin Irritation Syndrome


Causes and Effects

General Effects

          "Negative ions accelerate the oxidative degradation of serotonin whereas positive ions have the opposite action and inactivate the enzymes which break down serotonin.

          An increase in the serotonin level (5-hydroxytryptamine) produces

  • tachycardia [fast heart rate]
  • a rise in blood pressure,
  • bronchospasm going as far as asthma attack,
  • increased intestinal peristalsis (contractions and dilations of the intestines to move the contents onwards),
  • increased sensitivity to pain,
  • increased aggression

          A decrease in the serotonin level is calming and increases defenses against infection (as proven with influenza 'the flu')."

Raum & Zeit (Space & Time): Why are negative ions so healthy?


"An excess of positive ions led to overproduction of serotonin which initially created hyperactivity, leading to exhaustion, anxiety and depression.

     He also found that an excess of negative ions appeared to have a calming effect, and a reducing of serotonin levels in the brain."

The Ionizer Site: Scientific Studies


"The direct effects of poor air quality in causing sudden excessive release of serotonin into the bloodstream were first discovered by Krueger(ref 3,4), and subsequently verified by many other scientific investigators(ref 5,6,7,8).

     It has also been found that a number of other biochemical systems are also affected adversely (e.g. catecholamines and other amines, prostaglandins, thyroxines, etc.)6, but since the change in serotonin levels is the easiest and fastest to measure, the variety of individual reactions to and symptoms of poor air quality (which include


          asthma attacks,

          slow thinking

          or even fainting spells due to reduction of blood circulation in the brain,

          heightened sensitivity to pain,

          moodiness and emotional irritability)

are generally lumped together under the clinical term of Serotonin Irritation Syndrome."

International Bio-Environmental Foundation (IBEF) Bulletin: The Effects of Air Quality on the Serotonin Irritation Syndrome


"Dr Sulman also undertook a study of 'weather sensitive' volunteers and showed that, during the time of the Sharav winds [which carry positive ions], their bodies would produce up to ten times their normal level of serotonin - a hormone associated with stress. He found that, in effect, they were being poisoned by their own serotonin, causing:

  • migraines,
  • hot flushes [also known as hot flashes],
  • irritability,
  • pains around the heart,
  • difficulty in breathing and a
  • worsening of bronchial complaints,
  • anxiety and irrational tension.
  • Also a slowing of reactions was observed."

The Ionizer Site: Scientific Studies


"Positive ions in the form of ionized carbon dioxide enter the body with each breath and are carried into the bloodstream where they may cause the thrombocytes to release serotonin (Coppam 1978, Sulman 1980). In high concentrations, such as during windstorms or preceding a weatherfront, they may result in a cluster of symptoms known as the 'serotonin irritation syndrome' (Sulman 1980). Among these symptoms are










          olfactophobia, and


          Positive ions, unlike negative ions, result in a prolonged muscle chronaxie (Pavlik 1964)."

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Adrenaline, Noradrenaline

"Interestingly, it was discovered that in many people, the body's initial response to positive ions is to produce adrenaline and noradrenaline - the 'fight or flight' hormones - which produces short-term euphoria but eventually leads to a condition of exhaustion. (It is this condition that is thought to affect insects and animals into restless activity as the positive ions build up before a storm.)"

The Ionizer Site: Scientific Studies


"The brain under environmental stress from increased positive ions produces hormones and chemicals to deal with this stress. The two main hormones released are melatonin and serotonin. Serotonin is increased in the brain and body and fed into the blood stream. The increased serotonin triggers the release of adrenaline which allows the body to work through the stress. Adrenaline is not quickly renewed as are other chemicals in your body. If a body produces too much serotonin for long duration's, the adrenaline gets used up. The body then has no defense to this positive ion effect and the chemical system in the body is now unbalanced.{11}"

Atmospheric Ion Research: Advanced Research on Atmospheric Ions


Allergies, Histamine

"The research also showed that exposure to positive ions can trigger an over-production of histamine, which most people will immediately recognise as the body chemical that aggravates allergies."

The Ionizer Site: Scientific Studies



"The only significant effect of positive aerions [ions] on a healthy person's EEG is a decrease in frequency of the occipital alpha rhythm (Silverman et al. 1957).

     The electrocorticographic [the electrical activity of the cerebral cortex] study on rats by Lambert, et al, showed a significant decrease in frequency of the 'theta hippocampic rhythm' and an increase in overall amplitude with positively ionized air (Lambert et al. 1981). This was interpreted as an indication of lowered brain arousal or a decrease in vigilance. It is no wonder that positive aerions [ions] have earned such a bad reputation, regardless of what their name implies."

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