Air Ions: Physical and Biological Aspects fully develops two areas that are important for a comprehensive understanding of the subject of air ions: (1) the physical/chemical nature of ions, and (2) their potential interaction with biological systems. The reader is led through a series of none chapter, the first five of which lay the basis for understanding ions in the context of naturally and artificially created environments. The final four chapters are well situated to discuss the literature and history connected with the search for ion-induced biological effects.
1. Small Air Ion Properties 2. Small Air Ion Environments 3. Measurement of Electric Field and Ion-Related Quantities 4. Transit-Time Method for Estimating Air-Ion Concentrations 5. Air Ion Exposure Systems for Small Animals 6. Biological Effects of Air Ion- A Comprehensive Review of Laboratory and Clinical Data 7. Biological Responses to Air Ions- is There a Role for Serotonin? 8. Hypothetical Neutral Substrates for Biological Responses to Air Ions 9. History of Air Ion Research