humidity directly affects the amount of allergens in the indoor environment. In particular, high humidity causes both dust mite populations and mold colonies to grow, thereby greatly increasing allergy sufferers' total allergen load. The most immediate effect of high humidity is personal discomfort. When it’s too hot and humid, our bodies are less efficient at releasing heat which means we sweat. Nothing too dangerous you might say, but try going to work wearing a suit and tie while your shirt sticks to your body, and you’re constantly wiping beads of sweat off your forehead! Dust mites also love humidity, and they’re one of the biggest enemies for people who suffer from asthma and allergies.
Humidity is most often measured by relative humidity, which is the ratio of moisture in the air to the maximum possible saturation of air at a given temperature. The warmer the air is, the more water vapor it can hold. Absolute humidity is the actual amount of water molecules in the air.
Studies have shown that dry air has four main effects on the human body:
Breathing dry air is a potential health hazard which can cause such respiratory ailments as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and nosebleeds, or general dehydration since body fluids are depleted during respiration.
Skin moisture evaporation can cause skin irritations and eye itching.
Irritative effects, such as static electricity which causes mild shocks when metal is touched, are common when the air moisture is low.
The “apparent temperature” of the air is lower than what the thermometer indicates, and the body “feels” colder.
Comfort and Health
Comfortable humidity ranges vary by temperature (the hotter the temperature, the less humidity is comfortable), but are generally between 35% - 50% relative humidity. See Human Comfort for details.
To avoid mold growth, it’s ideal to keep humidity levels below 40%. Also be sure that shower, laundry, and cooking areas are well-ventilated.
The MICRO-TECH humidifier is perfect for your home, in the baby room, the bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom. It can run with air conditioners that suck moisture from the air providing a comfortable level of moisture in the air.
The Micro-tech humidifier is utilized to increase the amount of water vapor in the air. It forces moisture into your indoor air in the form of an invisible mist. Micro-tech Ultrasonic Humidifiers use ultrasonic high frequency oscillation of 1.7 MHz to break up water into tiny water. It has large ultrasonic sensor about 25 mm in diameter for makes extra mist, and has huge tank 6 Liter which runs up to 18 hours of continuous use and easy remove the water tank from the unit and has most advance features are Digital Display (easy to set up and work), Sleep-mode (Sleep mode turns off the Display LED at night) , timer, Remote control, automatically regulates humidity output. Does not require a filter to operate. The ventilation system blows out the water particles into the dry air where they evaporate and create the required humidity level. The water particles appear as a steady stream of mist or fog as they travel up and out of the machine. The purpose of raising indoor humidity is to alleviate symptoms such as dry/ itchy skin, dry eyes, stuffy nose or dry sinuses. It also helps ease respiratory issues and cold like symptoms for infants, children and adults. The above mentioned symptoms are likely to occur around winter due to the drop in humidity of approximately ten percent from the average thirty to fifty percent. Proper care for the humidifier involves cleaning it on a regular basis. Due to the moisture build up, mold and mildew can begin to grow within the humidifier. Cleaning it with vinegar is the best way to kill any buildup of bacteria and prevent mold growth. It comes with a remote control for convenience and can be turned on and off with the click of a button. Micro-tech humidifier features auto-shutoff designed to turn off upon reaching the desired level, an adjustable humidity is also included, and the device is silent and will not disturb any sleeping babies or children. Clean it before you store it and clean it again when you take it out from storage.
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