Humidifier Pneumonia Can Be Caused By Improper Use of the Humidifier?
According to Hu Yi, the most suitable air humidity in winter is 30% ~ 60%. Too humid will cause diseases such as pneumonia. Dry air in winter often results in dry mouth and nose, but long-term use of a humidifier to improve the air, excessive humidity will reduce the resistance of the respiratory tract and breed bacteria to cause infection.
"In theory, if you use a humidifier for a long time without paying attention to ventilation in the room, once the humidity is too high, mold and other pathogens will multiply, and respiratory resistance will decline, which may cause a series of respiratory diseases, including pneumonia." Wu Junping, director of the respiratory department of Tianjin Haihe Hospital, said.
At the same time, excessive air humidity causes excessive human pineal hormone secretion, which affects the reduction of thyroid and adrenal hormone secretion, and reduces the function of our immune system. For patients with insufficient immunity such as children and the elderly, it may easily cause respiratory tract infection.
Therefore, the humidity must not be too high!