Best humidifiers | Live Science

The best humidifiers on the market will banish dry air from your home and seamlessly increase the humidity of a room, without loud background noises or a hefty price tag. Dry air in your home can dramatically reduce the quality of your day-to-day life, particularly if you suffer from allergies, asthma or respiratory conditions. Not enough moisture can also lead to inflamed mucous membranes in the throat and nasal passages, skin rashes and dry skin

What the expert says

“Humidifiers add moisture to indoor air and are often used in homes to relieve the physical discomforts of dry nose, throat, lips, and skin caused by drier indoor air. However, it’s important to note, excess moisture can also encourage the growth of biological organisms, including mold in the home.” – Tim Carroll, Environmental Protection Agency 

“Humidifiers are commonly used in homes to relieve the physical discomforts from dry air such as dry nose, throat, lips, and skin,” says Taylor Gillespie, from the Environment Protection Agency (EPA). However, too much humidity can create the perfect environment for the harmful microbes to flourish, causing irritation in individuals with chronic conditions. “Excess moisture in the air can encourage the growth of biological organisms such as dust mites and mold, and cause additional problems such as allergy and asthma symptoms.” Best humidifiers | Live Science

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