In order to provide a less favourable environment for toxic elements to proliferate and grow, the indoor environment should ideally be kept below 60% and closer to 45% humidity.
Many CIRS-WDB patients live in places where the relative outdoor humidity is high and therefore keeping the interior humidity of their home at a safe level becomes a priority.
This is where a dehumidifier can be a valuable tool in the arsenal of a CIRS-WDB patient. There are many makes and models on the market in Australia, including dessicant and refrigeration types.
Summer and Winter
Alternatively, to reduce indoor humidity, some people use an air conditioner, fixed or portable, as this can dry the air as well as heat or cool it. In a hot humid climate, or during Summer, the air conditioner may be a better option, when a dehumidifier’s heating effect would best be avoided.
In winter you can use an electric heater (not gas as this releases moist air) and dehumidifier together. Each will boost the effect of the other.
Moveable Moisture Containers
If mindful of finances or short on space, small portable disposable containers of hygroscopic silica are sold in most hardware or supermarket stores. These can be installed in areas of your home or workspace to help absorb moisture from the air. These come in a variety of different sizes and also in a hanging shape for your wardrobe.