Humidifier & Vaporizer Dangers
Now that the Winter season is here, a humidifier or vaporizer could come in handy. Both are often used to relieve congestion. But, how safe are they?
According to my daughter's pediatrician, harmful mold could be lurking inside your humidifier and vaporizer which could be harmful.
|Princess with her pediatrician|
I've been using this vaporizer without knowing about hidden dangers that could affect my baby girl. The pediatrician tells me that mold will eventually form inside the machine which could aerosolize and cause respiratory distress like wheezing. As she's saying all this, I am completely dumb founded. So many people use these products!
She also adds that the moisture from them may also get into curtains and the carpet in her room. In addition, there could be water damage in wooden furniture. We are fortunate that there hasn't been any damage to the decor. But, all this information is a lot for me to swallow because I've been using a vaporizer for the last few months. Thank goodness Princess is ok!
While it's important to clean our vaporizer after every use, there's no way to get to every nook and cranny. Mold eventually builds up no matter how much you clean it out. I always go through the container with a fine tooth comb, and change the water every day. However in order for me to clear away all the mold from the filter, I would have to take the darn thing apart. The instruction manual advises not to tamper with it, so that's out of the question. Besides, who has time for all than anyway?
|If you look closely, you can see mold in the filter|
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