Issues caused by uncontrolled humidity levels

Spread of viruses 

  • Healthy levels of humidification can help to reduce the spread of viruses like COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and seasonal influenza in the built environment. 
  • The World Health Organization has called for non-pharmaceutical approaches to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19,1 and the addition of humidity is a safe, efficient, and easy way to protect staff, visitors, and the surrounding community.
  • Airborne viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, MERS, and Influenza A are expelled as aerosols through breathing, speaking, coughing, and sneezing. Researchers have captured pathogen-bearing aerosols traveling up to 25 feet from a simple sneeze.

Illness and Discomfort: 

  • Dry indoor air has a negative impact on the overall health of staff and those visiting the facility because it allows infections to spread quickly.
  • There are real costs associated with health-related issues caused by dry air, including higher absentee rates of staff.  


Buyer's Guide: Humidification for Government Buildings Learn more how to create a healthy indoor environment with the use of relative humidity to protect your staff, visitors, and the surrounding community.


Contact your local DriSteem representative (listed below) for more information.


1. “Non-pharmaceutical public health measures for mitigating the risk and impact of epidemic and pandemic influenza,” WHO, 2019

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