Proper humidification plays a key factor in maintaining health. Studies have shown that maintaining RH levels above 40% reduce the spread and viability of airborne viruses. Low humidity environments put a strain on patient respiratory systems by inhibiting proper lung function.
Low RH levels lead to slow recoveries in patients and can increase hospital-acquired infections.
ASHRAE Standard 170-2013 Addendum m approved the use of energy-efficient high-pressure fogging systems for hospital humidification. The MeeFog™ adiabatic humidifier can be installed in hospital air ducts to maintain an RH of 40-60%.
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