Correct humidity is essential to patient health, staff comfort and prevention of electrostatic damage to medical equipment.

For the medical industry, the goal is to treat the injured or ill in a safe and comfortable environment. Hospital staff must also have a comfortable environment, so they are at their best in order to perform proper diagnosis and treatment.

Hospitals also have various rooms with various purposes. They range from waiting rooms to intensive care units, x-ray facilities and surgery rooms. All of these types of rooms require a degree of air quality which includes specific requirements for humidity. 

A comfortable, healthy atmosphere is necessary for rest and recovery. If a health care environment is too dry it will not only hinder a patient’s recovery but will also encourage infection and further illness. Deviations from the mid-range of relative humidity (RH) of 40-60% can reduce air quality by causing an increased growth of bacteria, airborne infection, sore eyes, sore throat, increased static and dust, and premature coagulation. 

Dry air will attempt to pull moisture from all possible sources in a room including mucous membranes. Mucous membranes are our bodies natural defense against airborne infections. If our membranes dry out we are more prone to colds, flus, and viruses.


Benefits of humidification in hospitals include:

  • Reduces airborne infections
  • Reduces respiratory issues with new born babies
  • Increase patient & employee comfort by eliminating dry sick, dry eyes, and sore throats
  • Reduces employee absentism
  • Reduces premature drying and formation of scabs from coagulated blood
  • Prevention of electrostatic damage to medical equipment

Our Hospital Clients Include

  • - Cardinal Heath
  • - CHUM Research Center
  • - Cumberland Infirmary
  • - Gila Medical Center
  • - Humber River Regional Hospital
  • - Memorial Hospital
  • - UCSF Mission Bay Hospital
  • - Phelps Surgicenter

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