What’s Humidity Got to Do With It?
According to the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine, “Winter time sees an increase in respiratory infections, at least partially because the outside air is more dry, and people spend more time indoors with heaters and lower air humidity.”
“Lower air humidity dries out mucosa, and allows virus laden droplets to travel farther.”
“Robust research points towards 50-60% air humidity as ideal to decrease respiratory infections. An instrument called a hygrometer, available for about $10, will measure air humidity.”