The items are advertised as having negative ion technology, quantum scalar energy, volcanic lava energy, and quantum science. Items include pendants, wristbands, kinesiology tape, and other personal items. They are advertised as a way to maintain health, balance energy, and improve emotional well-being. Some also claim to protect people and pets from electromagnetic fields (EMF).
Some items use minerals like thorium and uranium, which are both radioactive and chemically toxic. Even though these minerals are naturally occurring and found in most parts of the world, the radioactivity becomes more concentrated when made into these products. Some items have very low levels of radioactivity and others have levels that would require a radioactive materials license in Washington State.
We are working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Organization of Agreement States (OAS) to address health and safety effects of using these materials in consumer products.
- Consumer Products Containing Negative Ion Technology - Utah Department of Environmental Quality
- Radiation Sources & Uses - Health Physics Society
- Radioactive Consumer Products - Oak Ridge Associated Universities
- RadTown USA - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency