Wellrich Health Card (2005)

Wellrich Health Card (2005)

The Health Card is a laminated paper card manufactured by the Wellrich Company, Ltd. of Osaka Japan. It is intended to be carried in a purse, wallet or pocket.   

According to the text on the back of the card: "The emission of negative ions will free you from stress and protect you from electromagnetic waves. Will eliminate nicotine and tar from cigarettes while retaining the mild flavor [the latter is exactly the same claim as was made for the NAC plate and Nicoclean]. The benefits of the Wellrich Health Card will last forever as it contains natural spa minerals." Translation courtesy of Terry Fujiki.

The back of the card has a thin layer of brown sand (probably monazite) containing thorium-232 and the rest of the thorium decay series. This radioactive sand is responsible for the "emission of negative ions" referred to above. 

Wellrich Health Card (2005)

The front of the card shows a waterfall because the air around a waterfall is ionized and this ionization is supposed to produce a feeling of well-being.

Size: 2" x 3 1/4"

Price: Approximately $10-$15

Count rate: Approximately 1,000 counts per minute above background as measured with a pancake GM probe

Donated by William Kolb.