White dust humidifiers harmful
I know this is an old question, however there are many of these units in use so I feel it is relevant.
Actually, this white dust is harmful. If not for my Dyson purifier suddenly indicating dangerous levels of particulate in the air, I would never have pinpointed that the source of my cats developing persistent asthmatic cough, was my new humidifier. This is not benign, it's completely unhealthy. In fact their coughing persisted after removing the unit, and up until every surface was cleaned. I can only guess where else it's accumulated as it has even settled inside closed drawers.
It is so fine, this dust cannot be filtered. With the amount of mineral being pumped into the air it can even inhaled into the lungs. I have never seen this much dust with any humidifier in my life. It is excessive. What is the point in buying all these filters it requires when it's not actually filtering anything? Buying distilled water is impractical and yet another expense to get a passable result from this already expensive unit. I really think think there is a deeper problem here. In my research it seems this became an issue since Boneco took over. I wish they would address this problem. Customers are out of pocket, and unknowingly exposing themselves, children, elderly, and pets to possible health problems.
on May 15, 2019