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A humidifier is a device that can be used to increase humidity, either in a single room or it can be attached to a HVAC system to cover the whole indoor environment.
What is pollen?
Pollen is powdery substance released from the flowers of plants and trees , for the purpose of fertilizing other plants.Pollen can be carried between plants via insects that feed on flower nectar, this type of pollen does not cause disease.The pollen that is airborne is significant in asthma, hay fever and allergy in general.
Why would we want to increase the humidity indoors ?
People with asthma and hay fever get attacks of the disease in days when the pollen concentration in the atmosphere is high. However, if the humidity is high enough, the pollen granules will become weight and therefore too heavy to float in the air, and this will decrease the amount of pollen that allergic people are exposed to.
What are unwanted effects of increasing humidity?
Higher humidity encourages the growth of mold and house dust mite, which in turn cause a lot of allergy problems. The solution is either to limit the humidification to one room(the bedroom of the person with hay fever or asthma ), or to take the necessary precautions for mold and dust mites with whole house humidification.That is why it is important to consult an allergist to identify the specific allergen causing the symptoms.
What are some types of humidifiers and how do they work ?
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|