Low humidity's impact on health


22 February 2022

Condair has produced a podcast looking at the effect low indoor humidity has on respiratory health.

The need for increased ventilation to improve indoor air quality has been much discussed, but humidity’s impact on the health of building occupants is less understood. In this 10-minute interview, Dave Marshall-George, sales director at Condair, gives a summary of the main effects low humidity has on the transmission of viruses, such as flu and COVID, and the practicalities of improving indoor humidity levels on a nationwide scale.

He said: “The invisibility of humidity to our senses has led to a lack of general understanding about the role it plays in maintaining a healthy indoor environment. We can’t see it. We can’t feel it. But low indoor humidity is a significant factor in the rise and fall of seasonal respiratory illness every winter. There is, however, something we can do about this. In this short podcast, I try to clearly explain the importance indoor humidity has on mitigating the spread of airborne viruses and how we can better manage our indoor humidity for the health of the nation.”

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The podcast is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Soundcloud and Apple iTunes by searching for “Condair Podcast”, or on the Condair website.