Are Infrared heaters harmful dangerous if used on the long run?

Marie Rivard

I am talking mainly about the Portable heaters and all reflectors-filament and coils used to heat made of alloys. I am concerned with the dust and fume emanating from the filament of the radiating heater. Some of them are made from aluminum proven to provoke alzheimer, other coils are manufactured from dubious alloys nickel, chrome, tungsten and amiante proven to start amiantosis (cancer of the lungs). I like the clean and surrounding heat of these electric radiating heaters. But I am still so worried. I have read so many scientific research and other articles over the internet but i do not trust the internet as anybody can publish whatever sensational scary news to cash Google Ads Money. PLEASE TELL ME THE TRUTH: ARE THE INFRA READ HEATERS WITH METAL COILS HARMFUL WITH THEIR FUMES AND DUST EMISSIONS OR IT IS VERY NEGLIGEABLE??? CAN YOU SEND ME A HONEST REPLY?

Jessica Wiebe

Hi there! I would first like to point out that there actually has not been any scientific proof that aluminum leads to Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, according to the UK Alzheimer’s association, while aluminum has been seen in amyloid plaques, there is “no solid evidence that aluminum is increased in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.”

In terms of infrared heating, there is also no evidence that the far infrared that is used in personal space heaters causes any kind of biological change, nor does it do any harm to our bodies. There are different types of infrared, near, medium, and far, and each of those are for different uses. Industrial infrared lamps use near infrared and were you to use that type in your home, it could cause your skin to look aged and produce a type of “burn”, however, assuming you are using the correct type, as in the case of personal space heaters, then no, there is no scientific evidence that these cause any harm to us and infrared heat has actually been used since caveman times. It is completely safe.

I hope this answers your question. 🙂