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what's the risk in using a humidifier all yr long?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Too much : The healthy zone for humidity runs from 35-45 %. If you are >50% you can facilitate human dust mite growth & above 70% you see mold & mildew start to form.
Answered on Apr 14, 2013

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