Himalayan Salt Lamp Precautions

From air purifiers and filters to plants that can absorb harmful toxins in the air, there are a number of products on the market promising to make your abode a healthier place.

Some people, however, have opted for a more holistic approach to cleaning the air in their homes.

Enter the Himalayan salt lamp.

On top of jazzing up your home’s decor, this decorative light makes a number of health claims, including improving air quality. Yet, as is the case with many wellness fads, the science behind them is… well, questionable.

To get the lowdown on these charming lamps, we asked the opinion of three medical professionals: Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT, an associate professor and holistic healthcare practitioner; Debra Sullivan, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, COI, a nurse educator who specializes in complementary and alternative medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, and cardiology; and Dena Westphalen, PharmD, a clinical pharmacist.

Find out what they had to say at Healthline.com