Humidification and Human Health
As the fall season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about humidification. This is the time of year when temperatures cool off, cold fronts move in, air becomes drier and humidity drops.
Maintaining humidity between 40-60% relative humidity (RH) is the single most effective way to maintain a healthy environment. It’s no coincidence that flu season around the world parallels winter. Many of you have seen the Sterling chart, which illustrates how RH affects health and well-being:
Now check out this video on virus survival in lower humidity, produced by Condair (formerly Nortec). Warning: After watching this, you’ll want to humidify the spaces where you work and live as soon as possible!