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Dirty humidifiers may cause health problems.

Dirty humidifiers may cause health problems.

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Published by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Humidifiers -- Safety measures.,
  • Product safety -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesConsumer product safety alert
    ContributionsU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[2] leaves :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15350545M

    However, as you do not want your health problems to get worse, it is important for you to ensure that the humidifier you choose will not make you sick anyhow. How Can Your Humidifier Make You Sick? Although cool mist humidifiers are safe to operate and do not possess any danger of fire or burn hazard, there are concerns with these devices as well. World Health Organization: Cough and Cold Remedies for the Treatment of Acute Respiratory Infections in Young Children U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Use and Care of Home Humidifiers CPSC Safety Alert: Dirty Humidifiers May Cause Health Problems The Journal of Emergency Medicine: Steam Vaporizer Burn Injuries.

      Humidifier therapy can be helpful in the treatment of a wide range of health problems, such as dry skin, throat, lips, and nose. It is commonly used to guard against the flu or cold. Still, too much use of a humidifier can possibly exacerbate respiratory problems. It is key to know how to use a humidifier correctly. Dry sinuses, bloody noses and cracked lips — humidifiers can help soothe these familiar problems caused by dry indoor air. Humidifiers can also help ease symptoms of a cold or another respiratory.

    The humidifier adds moisture to the air through the furnace ductwork. The moisture gets distributed throughout the house and condenses on the walls and windows. Wherever there is excessive moisture content, mold growth is bound to take place. Mold growth is very dangerous because it causes a lot of health problems.   Yet another thing that thrives in moist environments, as well as in dirty humidifiers, is bacteria. These microscopic critters can not only cause allergies, they can also result in infections as well. This is especially in people with vulnerable immune systems, newborns included!


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Dirty humidifiers may cause health problems Download PDF EPUB FB2

Health hazards resulting from dirty room humidifiers. CPSC has found that bacteria and fungi often grow in the tanks of portable and console room humidifiers and can be released in the mist. Breathing dirty mist may cause lung problems ranging from flu-like symptoms to serious infection.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dirty humidifiers may cause health problems. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, []. Additional Physical Format: Print version: Dirty humidifiers may cause health problems.

Washington, D.C.: Dirty humidifiers may cause health problems. book. Consumer Product Safety Commission, []. In fact, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ultrasonic and impeller humidifiers can potentially transport toxic mist. The CPSC also warns that dirty humidifiers can cause flu-like symptoms and lung infection.

Sufferers of allergies and asthma may experience worsened symptoms. According to the CPSC, breathing in dirty mist can lead to lung problems ranging from flu-like symptoms to serious infection. People with allergies or asthma, along with the elderly, young children and those with lung diseases, are at a particularly high risk and may have increased symptoms.

How to Determine if YOUR Humidifier is Dirty. How Humidifiers Can Cause Health Issues Health issues from a humidifier almost always occur because it contains bacteria or mold. It's easy to understand how this can happen. The nature of a humidifier is to hold standing water, evaporate it through a.

For millions of people across the US, humidifiers are a winter season necessity. Cold, dry air can have detrimental effects to your health and wellness, not to mention how it can damage delicate materials like the wood of instruments and furniture.

While using a humidifier is the first step to alleviating dry air, you should be cautioned that not all humidifiers are adding positive value to. If not kept very clean, humidifiers can be a source of indoor air pollution, microbes and allergens.

They may also emit minerals and other substances in the water. If your water contains contaminants, the humidifier will spray them into the air. Lung issues, from flu-like symptoms to serious infection, are your main worries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Experts have also. But without proper care and maintenance, air conditioners also have the potential to cause health problems, especially when mold grows inside them.

Here, how to stay cool and healthy when using. Burns are the most common injuries associated with humidifiers. Take special care if you have children. Never let children handle humidifiers, and don’t place a warm-mist steamer in a child’s.

A humidifier may be beneficial during this season. However, people are more likely to benefit from a humidifier in the cold months, when cold air dries out the lungs, nose, and lips. Breathing contaminated air from a dirty humidifier puts you at increased risk for developing pneumonia, asthma attacks, or lung conditions such as Legionnaire’s disease.

Air Humidifier Benefits * Better Health and tanks regularly should take care of any problems, but if you have an unexplained respiratory illness that will not go away, your doctor may.

Radon, a radioactive gas raised from ground and accumulated in the closed areas of buildings can create health problems. It is believed that radon gas is the second cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoke.

The dust particulate matter, as Holman cited in her book, is a catalog of all kind of chemicals used in our modern style of life. A dirty humidifier can be a breeding ground for bacteria and mold, and if they start growing in a humidifier, they get sent out into the air and you can breathe them in.

The same goes for the tiny. A dirty humidifier can harbor bacteria and fungi, which they release into the air.

Cleaning your humidifier with products containing chemicals or bleach may also be irritating to the respiratory. But humidifiers can also cause problems if they're not cleaned properly. Mold and fungus can build up and be released into the air, triggering flu like symptoms, even lung infections.

Problems With Small Home Humidifiers. Humidifiers can be very beneficial if you live in an arid climate or run your heater constantly during cold winter weather.

When these small appliances work. Keep it clean: Dirty humidifiers and health problems. Dirty reservoirs and filters in humidifiers can quickly breed bacteria and mold.

Dirty humidifiers can be especially problematic for people with asthma and allergies, but even in healthy people humidifiers have the potential to trigger flu-like symptoms or even lung infections when the contaminated mist or steam is released into the air.

Ingredients in them can irritate your throat and eyes, causing headaches, breathing problems, and other ailments. Some might even raise your risk of cancer. Aerosols have volatile organic compounds. Dirty reservoirs and filters in humidifiers can quickly breed bacteria and mold.

Dirty humidifiers can be especially problematic for people with asthma and allergies, but even in healthy people humidifiers have the potential to trigger flu-like symptoms or even lung infections when the contaminated mist or steam is released into the air.

Dry winter air causes a broad range of health issues from nosebleeds to dehydration, from dry skin and cracked lips to pneumonia.

The standard preventive measure for these dry-air health problems is to use a portable humidifier, which helps avoid these health problems by putting much-needed moisture back into the air you too often, though, a humidifier can do more harm .