Humidifiers and healthHealth and humidifiers; Using a humidifier for colds; Humidifiers and colds
A home humidifier can increase the humidity (moisture) in your home. This helps eliminate the dry air that can irritate and inflame the airways in your nose and throat.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission. CPSC safety alert: dirty humidifiers may cause health problems. www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/121804/5046.pdf. Accessed January 9, 2017.