Employees must feel comfortable as they work. Motivation, efficiency, and health can be improved through contemporary design of the workplace. The right humidity has a crucial impact on health and wellbeing in the office, and protects employees against illness.
Intensive screen work, activities involving a lot of talking, and overheated offices can, in combination with insufficient humidity in the ambient air, cause significant adverse effects on health. Respiratory tract infections, difficulty swallowing, sore throats, and stinging eyes are common symptoms, particularly in the winter months.
The latest medical studies show that even the immune defenses of the mucous membranes depend crucially on the humidity of the ambient air. The evacuation of microorganisms from the respiratory tract decreases as air humidity drops. For efficient, quick clearing of the respiratory tract and therefore lower susceptibility to infectious diseases, a sufficiently high humidity of at least 45% is required.