Essentially all substances, salt and water included, are dangerous, at inappropriate concentrations. The same can be said of the various aromatherapy constituents found within MONQ. However, except for true allergies which can occur with MONQ, and can lead to meaningful health related issues including anaphylaxis, the overwhelming majority of issues listed below are dose dependent. As such they are not likely to be problematic in the extremely low dosages found within MONQ Therapeutic Air. Understanding that for thousands of years, cultures worldwide have utilised aromatherapy, and that aromatherapy is one of the safest forms of ‘therapy,’ for completeness sake we bring to your attention information available in the literature regarding the potential for harm from various aromatic compounds. For a comprehensive review of essential oil safety, please consult the authoritative textbook by Robert Tisserand: Essential Oil Safety.
When using MONQ Therapeutic Air with the LED light activated, you are breathing in vapor, not burned products. Within the vapor are a variety of naturally occurring plant extracts from organically grown herbs, spices and other plants from which aromatherapy products have been produced for centuries. Just as with any new product we encourage you to use judgment and moderation. We do not recommend using MONQ excessively, and in fact a few very gentle breaths, a few times a day, is our recommended usage level. Furthermore, there is no need to inhale at all, and the proper usage is to bring the aromatic air into your mouth, and out your nose, without inhaling. Take very gentle breaths breathing out through your nose.
Please note that while each of the main ingredients in MONQ Therapeutic Air devices has been shown to have certain independent effects when used alone, the final product containing all the ingredients has not been tested, and no specific claims are made for the combination of ingredients in any individual MONQ Therapeutic Air device. Furthermore, many of the specific plants and many of the specific terpenes which have been studied by independent researchers and subsequently referenced in the various articles on this website are not included in any of the current MONQ blends. The references to the scientific literature is intended to provide background information on the subject of plant based and terpene based health benefits only, and no specific health claim regarding any MONQ blend should be inferred.
Nothing in this world is 100% safe, including MONQ Therapeutic Air. While the organic ingredients in our whole plant extracts have been used for thousands of years both in aromatherapy as well as in other forms of medicine, and their safety and health benefits with those uses have been well documented, inhaling through a heated portable diffuser is very recent, and there are always risks with new methods of use. Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend taking Essential Oils internally such as swallowing them, but only inhaling them.
The main ingredient in MONQ Therapeutic Air is high-grade certified organic soy based Vegetable Glycerin. Vegetable Glycerin (VG) is vaporised by millions of people daily. It has been considered “Generally Recognised as Safe” category 1, by the FDA since 1975. Whole plant extracts have been utilised for thousands of years as aromatherapy constituents, and have been very well studied. The inhalation of heated essential oils has been done for centuries, such as by adding them to boiling water over a fire. However, they have not been heated and breathed directly into the lungs through an electronic device until approximately 10 years ago, and thus there is no long-term experience with vapors of this nature. For instance, when you heat vegetable glycerin it may produce acrolein. It is believed that breathing concentrated essential oils can be deleterious to your health. Please note that MONQ Therapeutic Air does not contain concentrated essential oils, but rather uses dilute substances, and inhalation is not the proper method of use. If you are concerned about this, don’t use MONQ Therapeutic Air.
People with known upper respiratory illnesses or weaknesses, such as asthma or COPD, should not use MONQ.
MONQ Therapeutic Air is designed to be used as indicated on this website. Any use other than this increases the risks associated with MONQ Therapeutic Air. MONQ, LLC cannot be held liable for any injuries sustained by use or by misuse. The most common misuse is overuse, and as elsewhere written, we encourage the use of only a few gentle breaths a few times a day. Inhaling is not necessary for use. Taking the vapor into your mouth and exhaling through your nose is the proper method of use.
There is a small lithium battery inside MONQ. As is the case with all lithium batteries, this can lead to overheating or an electrical short, which could lead to an electrical sensation, a shock, a burn or an explosion.
Information on this website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Information on this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information may be changed or updated without notice.
Side Effects of MONQs
You may experience a variety of side effects when using MONQ Therapeutic Air. If any side effect or potential side effect is of concern, you should not start using MONQ Therapeutic Air, or if you have already started, you should discontinue using them, and if necessary seek medical attention. We would appreciate being notified of any adverse event that occurs to you so we can document them here. Note that the most frequent side effects are a dry mouth, loose stools and irritation of the throat or eyes.
Dry mouth is usually as a result of the inhaling the vapor of the vegetable glycerin base. This is a common occurrence with all uses of VG vaporisation. Many users find that this feeling of a dry mouth recedes on its own after a relatively short period of time, frequently measuring days or a couple of weeks. For others, they find that drinking a little bit more water can be very effective. Some upper respiratory irritation may be due to acrolein or other compounds. If you develop any meaningful upper respiratory irritation, you should discontinue using MONQ Therapeutic Air immediately. Please note that as the liquid in the device is used up the flavour of the device will change and it may taste bitter, acrid or stale. This is a clear indication that the useful life of the product is over and that you should discontinue using that specific device. MONQ Therapeutic Air devices are currently not refillable, but you can recycle them.
Vegetable Glycerin has frequently been used as a suppository to prevent constipation. You may find that you have a looser stool than usual when first starting with MONQ Therapeutic Air or you may find a bit of nausea or an upset stomach. In most instances this, like dry mouth, is transitory. While MONQ has not been notified of all of these potential effects, other reported adverse effects from VG are aches, wheezing, swelling of the tongue and gastroenteritis. Again, should you experience any of these issues, you should discontinue using MONQ Therapeutic Air and seek medical attention should the severity of your condition warrant it.
Reported Side Effects:
We understand that MONQ has been used by more than 250,000 people, and the following lists the side effects which have been reported directly to MONQ via email and/or other methods. We do not know if any/all of them are related to the usage of MONQ, but there has been a temporal relationship noted by the user.
Between six and twenty-five reports
Dry mouth (frequently short-term and usually relieved by additional water intake)
Throat irritation / sore throat
Between two and five reports
Burning or shocking sensation
Irritation in mouth
Shortness of breath
Tightness in the lungs
Cracked skin within nose
Possibility of a seizure
Top cap becoming dislodged
Unusual taste in mouth
If you are concerned about having an adverse effect, do not use MONQ. If you have any adverse effect, or if you believe that you are having an adverse effect, discontinue use immediately, and contact your local health care facility / provider if the symptoms warrant doing so. Also, we request that you notify MONQ of any adverse or potential adverse reaction so that we may maintain information on this issue.
Liability and Damages
Physical devices similar to those from which our vapors are produced have been known to heat up excessively and/or explode and can cause damage if this happens. The physical device is dangerous if swallowed, inserted into any other body cavity and should not be permitted to be around children. The cap to the shipping/storage tube is small and can be a choking hazard. Be aware that these products can injure or kill you. MONQ, LLC cannot be held liable for any injuries or damages that occur from any such event, including from the inhalation of the vapors produced by MONQ Therapeutic Air.
MONQ, LLC’s liability to you shall not exceed the amount of money you spent on acquiring MONQ Therapeutic Air and shall, furthermore, not include any liability for any indirect loss, loss of profit, injury or other damages. Any suit brought against MONQ, LLC based upon information on this Website or based upon claims of damages from MONQ Therapeutic Air shall be brought in Palm Beach County, Florida and shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida, United States.
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Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect MONQ, LLC officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as MONQ, LLC.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact MONQ.