Are Infrared Saunas Dangerous?

Posted May 6th, 2010 by admin and filed in Saunas

Mostly all of the infrared saunas on the market today are made in the PRC (China) with substandard construction, and improper wiring. Some infrared sauna manufacturers have had to recall their saunas due to fire hazards caused by faulty heating units and fuses. The Office of the Fire Marshall in Ontario also issued a warning concerning the safety of infrared saunas.

So-called “infrared” sauna heaters are sometimes compared to the electric space heaters many people use in their homes. To be fair, it is unlikely that sitting in a well made infrared sauna is any more dangerous than sitting in front of a space heater, though if you’re looking for a true Scandinavian sauna experience you’re not going to be able to achieve that environment using an infrared sauna.

We can’t be sure about the materials in these saunas, either. The deadly drywall recently exported by China is a perfect case in point, so it’s entirely possible that the varnishes, glues, and other materials used in these saunas might be toxic. It would not surprise us at all.

This is in direct contrast to mostly all of the traditional Scandinavian style saunas, which are made either here in the United States or in Europe, conform to the rules and regulations set forth by the U.S. government or the EU, and for which safety and efficacy have been clearly proven and evident for centuries.

Do your research before buying a sauna of any kind. Always check the country of origin and make sure you know exactly what you’re purchasing with your hard earned money.

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