Human resistance to infection is reduced when extremes of moisture occur. At low humidity the usually protective nasal mucous membranes in the nose and upper respiratory tract dry out, exposing the living skin to direct contact with infectious organisms. Conversely, when the humidity is high, fungi can grow, releasing volatile, odorous, organic gases.
Some of these gases reduce our body’s immune response as collateral damage to its main objective: to eliminate the growth of other fungi with which they competen.
Humidity: mites and insects
Asthma and allergic rhinitis are most often observed in buildings with excess moisture in their structure and with high relative humidity in their environment. With a relative humidity of less than 50%, mites and insects have difficulty retaining enough water to reproduce and with a relative humidity of less than 40%, most insects and mites dry up and die.
Relative humidity and electrostatic electricity
When friction occurs between two surfaces, there will be an electrical load from the surface atoms stored on both surfaces, creating a potential difference. Most of the time, when both surfaces are connected to ground, these electrical loads discharge quickly, however, if the electrical resistance of the materials is high, sometimes this load will be released, or discharged, on another surface of lower electrical resistance. This discharge is known as an electrostatic energy discharge.
It is of particular importance to avoid these discharges in environments such as operating theatres, where medical personnel work with metallic, electrical instruments on a patient’s body.
Our bodies cool down by dissipating heat that causes sweat to evaporate. At 21°C in winter we can be cold because we evaporate too much, due to low relative humidity. At 23°C in summer we can be hot even in light clothing because we do not manage to evaporate sweat, due to high relative humidity in the environment.
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