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What is the health effect of low indoor humidity?

According to below chart (in which the source from 1986 is also stated) the optimal indoor air humidity for human health is between 40-60%, as close to 50% as possible. The low humidity levels you ...
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Do humidifiers help cure the flu?

There is a mixed, but largely unconvincing evidence that increased moisture within the nose would help to prevent or cure flu or common cold. Common colds: Relief for a stuffy nose, cough and sore ...
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What are the dangers of breathing minerals that are dispersed into the air by a humidifier?

Pathologies due to mineral inhalation are a broad spectrum of diseases called pneumoconiosis. You can read about it here in Wikipedia. The type of disease is different regarding different minerals, ...
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How humid should the air be to avoid epistaxis (i.e., nosebleed) induced by air dryness?

Sites vary, but most mention a median range of between 30-40% humidity. 40-50% Humidity During extremely cold weather, your home loses humidity to the outdoors and may drop as low as 5%. By ...
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