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What is the health effect of low indoor humidity?

The humidity in my apartment sometimes drops below 5%, with lowest recorded to be 3%. I have bought an air humidifier, but even that does not increase the humidity by more than 8%. What are the ...
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Do humidifiers help cure the flu?

According to this report, absolute humidity affects transmission and survival of the influenza virus with 90% accuracy. Lower humidity at winter promotes both the influenza virus transmission and its ...
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What are the dangers of breathing minerals that are dispersed into the air by a humidifier?

The Mayo Clinic warns against the use of tap water in a humidifier: Use distilled or demineralized water. Tap water contains minerals that can create deposits inside your humidifier that promote ...
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How humid should the air be to avoid epistaxis (i.e., nosebleed) induced by air dryness?

Many websites indicates that excessively dry air may cause epistaxis (i.e., nose bleeding). Example: Dry air is the most common cause of nosebleeds. Living in a dry climate and using a central ...