Air purifier and humidifier for asthma

Is it okay to run an air purifier and a humidifier in the same room at the same time if you have asthma, and is it okay to run them both if you are having an asthma attack. If not then what is best between the two for asthma? Thank you.

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May 03, 2011
Very Appreciative
by: Nicki

Thank you for responding with useful info, I appreciate it.

May 01, 2011
air purifier and humidifier for asthma
by: Lisa- site expert

It should be fine to run both, even with asthma- though consult with your doctor for sure as I am no medical expert!

Make sure your air purifier does not emit ozone. It might only if it has an ionic feature. If it has an ionic feature and produces ozone, that would irritate your lungs possibly. Otherwise, no ozone purifiers should always be fine to operate since they are recommended to help clear the air of things that would irritate your lungs.

As far as running the air purifier and humidifier together when you have asthma, just make sure the air humidity does not exceed 45% because if it is higher than 50% then mold can grow on things and bacteria can also grow, even on the air purifier filter. As long as the humidity is below 45% then no mold, etc, just healthy air.

Also, make sure if you use an ultrasonic humidifier to use distilled water or a demineralization stick so the minerals- or white dust does not go into the air. The minerals in water which go into the air (when you use regular water and no demineralization stick) can irritate your lungs as well. Evaporative humidifiers are best for those with asthma.

Any other questions, please let me know!

To your health,
Lisa - site owner

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