Dehumidifiers and your Health
Moisture reduces air quality and can actually be bad for your health. It can aggravate conditions like arthritis and rheumatism. On top of this, recent research has shown that high humidity causes an increase in house-mites, which increases the risk of asthma attacks.
Asthma attacks are triggered by inhaling the microscopic droppings of dust mites. What is not so widely known is that dust mites only survive in a damp atmosphere, with levels of humidity at 60% and higher. So, use your dehumidifier to remove the damp, and the air filter wipes out the dust mites too. The built-in antibacterial air filter cleans the air, removing house dust, pollen, smoke and odours, as well as minimizing the spread of airborne viruses and growth mould, thus the dehumidifier has a positive effect on respiratory health and allergies.