What’s Humidity Got to Do With It?
According to some experts, during the winter there is an increase risk of upper respiratory infections, in part because dry air indoors from furnaces running non stop dry out the air inside your home.
Not only that, though. This also dries up the mucosa, which normally slows the spread of viral droplets that may cause disease.
Research shows that 50-60%+ humidity is ideal to decrease general respiratory infections. Low humidity also exacerbates dry skin, dry eyes, and we’ve even heard reports of low humidity making teeth more sensitive.
You can purchase an instrument called a hygrometer, for only $10.
Some humidifiers allow you to adjust the exact humidity in your space, and a portable car humidifier option for those of you in the dry southwest.
We personally use and love the BPA-free products on Amazon.
And this Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifiers, a BPA-free portable one for the car and travel.