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Old 02-12-2009, 10:49 AM   #1
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Humidity question

How much is too much? I run a humidifier in my living room where i spend most of my time and in my bedroom at night when i go to bed. The little meter that i've used in my plant room for humidity, says 60%. To me that is far as my nasal passages not feeling like they are burning/drying out. On another group that i participate in, a couple of people have said that is too high for respiratory health?

any ideas? if the one in the living room is empty for a couple of hours, my nose starts to burn.

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Old 02-13-2009, 04:17 AM   #2
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Re: Humidity question

The "Normal" range for indoor humidity is 30% - 60%.

Anything consistently higher than 60% can promote mold growth so you don't want to let it stay at the level for too long.

Don't forget that, in many parts of the country the outdoor humidity stays above 60% for much of the year (it just makes it feel humid at those levels) so there's nothing about 60% that is particularly high.

Old 02-13-2009, 04:19 AM   #3
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Re: Humidity question

thanks.. I know i need to clean my humidifier, but i really didn't think i had it too humid. My hair would flop!

I have an appt to try acupuncture in a couple of weeks.. we will see. I think i'm also going to get a second opinion with a ENT out of town. The new guy focuses on sinus problems.

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