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Salt caves as simulation of natural environment and significance of halotherapy.

@article{Zajc2014SaltCA,
  title={Salt caves as simulation of natural environment and significance of halotherapy.},
  author={Joanna Zając and Iwona Bojar and Jadwiga Helbin and Emilia Kolarzyk and Alfred Owoc},
  journal={Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          124-7
        }
}
  • J. Zając, I. Bojar, +2 authors A. Owoc
  • Published 31 March 2014
  • Medicine
  • Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM
INTRODUCTION Human activity usually leads to a deterioration in air quality; therefore, searching for places that simulate an environment without pollution is important. Artificial salt caves play crucial role, as a kind of therapy, known as halotherapy, based on treatment in a controlled air medium that simulates a natural salt cave microclimate. OBJECTIVE Evaluation of awareness about the existence of salt caves, basic knowledge about the purpose for their presence among people who bought… Expand
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