Some Potential Health Risks in Humid Environments

A humid environment refers to an atmosphere with relatively high levels of water vapor. Most people only understand the effects of high humidity on your health, mainly because one will experience immediate personal discomfort like sweating in a high humidity environment. However, a shallow humidity environment also poses serious health risks.

Potential health risks:

1. High humidity: humidity affects how our bodies regulate our internal body temperature. Biologically, when our bodies get warm, we produce sweat. This sweat is supposed to evaporate, thus cooling our bodies. In a humid environment, the increased moisture in the air makes it difficult for the sweat produced to evaporate. This results in excessive sweating, increased respiration, and hyperthermia.

The potential health risks include: 

There is not much we can do to regulate the humidity outside, but you can easily lower the humidity level inside the house by buying a dehumidifier. Check out your comprehensive guide to buying a dehumidifier.

2. Low humidity: mainly experienced during the winter months and in cold temperatures. Dry air has the following potential health risks.

To ensure your home maintains an average humidity level buy a humidifier.

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