What about these ultrasonic humidifiers? Are they any good?
Do they really need demineralized water? I seem to remember
at one point there was a health hazard associated with them.
I need some kind of unit for my daughters bedroom, she has
eczema and we need to make sure the RH is kept in the normal
We have very hard water, they do indeed need soft or demineralized water.
During the summer I use A/C condensate, during the other times, I use
rainwater poured through cheesecloth.
Gerber makes one, at WalMart for less than $40.
As for your question of safety, the URL was too long, here are the details.
Ultrasonic Humidifiers May Be a Health Hazard
BOISE: Ultrasonic humidifiers that aerosolize water pose a health hazard if
tap water is used in them, since minerals and other materials dissolved in
the water may be released as particles small enough to be inhaled deep into
That is the conclusion of researchers from the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency. V. Ross Highsmith and Charles E. Rodes from the agency's
Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, North
Carolina, and Richard J. Hardy of Morrison-Knudsen Engineers in Boise, Idaho
Agreed. Plus think about how must mold/spores you are putting back
into the air! Ultrasonics do not kill the junk, it just throws it out
in the air to evaporation.
tom @ www.FreelancingProjects.com
So you are telling us that you pour dirty mold infested scummy slimmey
bacteria filled A/C condensate water into your portable humidifier?
And other times you use dirty, polluted, smog filled, chemically mixed
rain water? OH, thats right. You filter it through cheese cloth. That
will solve it all.
On Fri, 7 Jan 2005 05:59:01 -0500, "Michael Baugh"
My system shows no evidence of mold in the ducts or any area around the
humidifier. That is one reason I recommend them.
I just have to say it, but let me start by saying it is not true of all.
Many of those doing duct cleaning work on the unreasonable scare method of
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