Scientists have found the human aura 'cleans' air around the body

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6 Sep 2022, 09:37

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New research has found that humans have an invisible 'aura', which cleans the air with purifying molecules.

Instead of the traditional spiritual aura you might think of, scientists say this is a self-developed oxidation field. 

The highly-regarded journal, Science, published the findings recently.

Scientists found that we are surrounded by molecules that form when the ozone in the air come in contact with the oil in our skin. 

These molecules are called OH radicals.

Researchers analysed them in the past when the OH Radicals were made by sunlight, and found they neutralise toxic molecules.

This research was ground breaking because it was the first time we found OH radicals made by humans themselves. 

Jonathan Williams, who is the lead author of the study from Max Planck Institute for Chemistry says this might not be a good thing.

Williams says compounds could become more harmful in the aura.

He told The Telegraph: “[The field] may be cleaning the air before I breathe in, but we don't know.”

Adding: “The other possibility, which is more concerning, is perhaps a compound which is considered to be harmless could become more toxic than its precursor when it's oxidised in the OH field. Now we've discovered this, more research has to be done.”

As part of the research, four people were put in a sterile room with oxygen masks on.

Scientists then measured the level of OH radicals in the air.

Adding ozone to the air then caused a 'significant surge' in the chemical levels.

The source of the molecules was squalene, which is known to keep skin supple.

However, Professor Williams insists more work needs to be done.

He added: “There's an immediate health implication [to this research]. We need to study them rather than just measuring what a sofa emits. 

“We need to measure what a sofa and a person make together as the interaction of the emissions with our field is more important."