Healthy schools & daycares
Air humidification in schools and daycares
Everywhere, where many people come together to work or to learn, special requirements must be made on air humidification. This applies in particular to proper health protection in daycares, schools and universities.
Protection against the influenza virus
The influenza virus lives longer in dry air! The risk of getting infected with the influenza-A virus is three times as likely in low humidity environments of between 20% and 35% relative humidity as at an optimal humidity of 50%. In addition, viruses remain in the air longer in dry air and thereby increase the risk of spreading. Children and pedagogical employees are exposed to particular high risks, which can be significantly reduced through the use of additional air humidification.
The mucous membranes of the respiratory tract (nose, bronchi, lungs) fulfil an important protective and self-cleaning function that protects the body against pathogens and allergens. To ensure that the respiratory tract can be cleared quickly and efficiently, an adequate humidity level of at least 30% is required.
Allergies, pollen, germs, dust mites
Particulate matter, mould spores, dust mites, pollen, germs and viruses make up minute, invisible particles that penetrate deep into the human respiratory tract, where they can cause serious lung irritation, allergies and diseases. A relative humidity of between 40% and 60% lets the particles fall to the ground quicker and thereby reduces the risk of inhaling them.
Benefits of air humidification in schools and daycares:
"Our children and my employees are sick less often thanks to the DRAABE air humidification.“
Jeannette van der Burg (right), Director Kindergarten OKIDOKI daycare