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how does humidity affect breathing?

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Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatric Pulmonology 28 years experience
Humidity: Humidity in the air makes it comfortable for us to breathe. Dry air is irritant to the lining of airways and lungs. In some people dry air can trigger asthma.

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