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.
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.