5 reasons why summer humidity can be bad for you and what you can do about it
People are sensitive to humid air because the human body uses evaporative cooling as the primary mechanism to regulate temperature. Humid weather makes it harder for our bodies to cool down which in worse cases can cause heat stroke or hyperthermia. The rate at which perspiration evaporates on the skin is lower than it would be under drier conditions, so we feel warmer when the relative humidity is high than when it is low.
High humidity can cause headaches, fatigue, or in worse cases migraines.
Dust Mites reproduce faster in your bed increasing allergic reactions.
Mould grows faster in bathrooms also increasing allergic reactions, and basements can be particularly prone to damp in the summer.
Viruses live longer on children’s toys according to researchers at Georgia State University in Atlanta (2 hours v 24 hours)
High humidity combined with an increase in allergens and therefore allergic reactions can now be controlled in the home with a dehumidifier. The Meaco 12L and 20L Low Energy Dehumidifiers provide low cost dehumidification to reduce the humidity level with the bonus of a HEPA filter to help remove the dangerous allergens from the air.
The Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier has a Which? Best Buy for the past three years and is part of the exclusive Platinum Range of compressor dehumidifiers. It extracts lots of water but uses very little electricity, making them perfect for summer use.
It comes with a HEPA filter, so doubling as an air purifier, removing allergens smaller than the eye can see from the air such as pollen, dust mites, mould spores and pet dander.