How can humidity cause problems?
All living things need moisture to grow, but some organisms particularly thrive in very moist environments. Of these, molds are the leading cause of health problems associated with excessive humidity. Other moisture- loving, pathogenic pests include mildew and other types of fungi, dust mites, some bacteria, and viruses. When airborne, these organisms can be inhaled into the lungs. Allergic reactions are the most common problem associated with biological agents. People with asthma are especially susceptible to problems with allergies. Their very sensitive airways can react to various allergens and irritants, making breathing difficult. Many biological contaminants also cause infectious diseases, which can readily spread among family members, especially if air circulation is poor. Finally, some molds can induce toxic reactions. Young children and elderly people are particularly at risk for these health problems. How can I get rid of molds? Even if you eliminate condensation and lower hu