In hospitals and operating rooms, the right air humidity ensures better wellbeing of patients and staff, protects against electrostatic charges, and curbs the spread of germs and bacteria.
Humidity has a major impact on people’s health and wellbeing. Classic effects of overly high or low humidity include: fatigue, poor concentration, headache, stinging eyes, and irritation of the respiratory tract.
Humidity is crucially important to the functioning of the immune defenses in the nasal mucous membranes, as the dryer the nasal mucous membrane, the more susceptible the body is to bacteria, viruses, and pathogenic germs.
Furthermore, correct air humidity levels are also crucial to the equipment used in operating rooms. Electronic equipment usually responds extremely sensitively to static charges that inevitably build up when the air is too dry.