Create a healthy home with an indoor humidity of 40-60% RH
The benefits of maintaining your home’s indoor air between 40-60% RH has been scientifically proven to minimize airborne viruses. Humidified air in this optimal
humidity range ensures that germ droplets remain moist and the salt concentration inside the droplet increases to an extent that the pathogens are rendered inactive within a short time. Humidified air in the optimal range also prevents dry itchy skin, irritated eyes, minimizes allergies, promotes a healthy respiratory track, and will aid in a restful night of sleep.
Humidity control helps to protect you by:
Studies that Support 40-60%RH For Health & Wellness
Numerous medical studies by world-leading universities in the last few decades demonstrate all three mechanisms, from the biological effect - e.g. the self-cleaning of the mucous membranes, to the intact renewal of the lung cells and the production of antiviral genes, which only work in moderate humidity!
Also that coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 spreads more intensely in indoor spaces via aerosols at low humidity.
Here is a summary of the most important results, which gives an understandable overview even for non-medical professionals and offers a sound basis about the advantages of a minimum air humidity for the protection of health.
A selection of the latest and most relevant scientific papers.
Our immune defense works best with an indoor relative humidity of 40-60%
Air that is too dry also damages the ingenious protective mechanism of the respiratory tract: the mucous layer dries up, becomes tough and prevents the cilia from moving so that viruses and germs can no longer be transported away. This creates a significantly increased risk of colds. Older people, children and people with sensitive mucous membranes such as allergy sufferers and contact lens wearers particularly suffer from this. Read more here