The Link Between Humidity and Wellness

June 18th, 2018 by Blog

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Industrial humidifiers are often installed to protect a business’s environment, equipment, and supplies. However, another important role of humidity is in health and wellness. Here are examples of the impact that appropriate humidity has on wellness and physical well-being.

Decrease Asthma and Allergy Symptoms

Low humidity causes dry nasal passages. For those with allergies, this dryness exacerbates allergy symptoms like itching, sneezing, and swelling. It can also lead to further illness such as sinus infections. Alternatively, air that is too humid encourages the growth of mildew, mold, and other allergens that trigger negative reactions. This is also true for those who suffer from asthma. Higher humidity often makes the air difficult to breathe, causing attacks and discomfort. But when air is properly humidified, nasal passages have the right amount of moisture and allergy and asthmatic symptoms decrease.

Less Skin and Eye Irritation

Human skin is dependent on the correct moisture in the environment. If the skin is unable to absorb and retain enough moisture, it is prone to irritation. Cracked or flaking skin, rashes, and irritated eyes are all signs of insufficient humidity. Additionally, low moisture invites infection in affected skin or eyes. With the help of a humidifier, skin and eyes receive the appropriate amount of moisture. Consequently, skin and eyes are healthy and able to fend off infection.

Suppressed Static Electricity

Static shock may feel like only an inconvenience. In reality, in some environments static carries a great risk. Static can damage electronic equipment and cost significantly in calibration and maintenance. Additionally, while static may not harm individuals, it distracts and causes discomfort. An appropriate humidity level protects property and increases comfort and productivity in the workplace.

Elimination of Airborne Pathogens

Both low and high humidity invite the dissemination and growth of airborne pathogens. Bacteria, viruses, and other particles are actively absorbed by the human body in poor humidity. Infectious diseases are preserved in low humidity and remain infectious for longer amounts of time. Alternatively, appropriate humidity levels support wellness by reducing the lifespan of the microbes. The patented SmartFog system takes disease suppression even further. SmartFog technology injects oxygen into every molecule and maximizes adhesion. The tiny droplets adhere to airborne particles and oxidize them, making them harmless. In this way, a SmartFog system assists in the reduction of pathogens in the air.

By choosing an industrial humidifier for your space, you are protecting the health of your staff, clients, and customers. Wellness is a valuable resource, and our environments are a key part of its maintenance. Contact SmartFog today to learn more about the high-quality humidification systems available.