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Table 2 Decrease in Influenza Virus Survival due to Humidification, based on CONTAM Output

From: Modeling the airborne survival of influenza virus in a residential setting: the impacts of home humidification

Heating Type Modeled Domain1 No Humidification Humidification Decrease in Airborne Virus Survival due to Humidification (% change)
   Median hourly RH2 Median hourly AH (VP, mb)2 Median hourly RH2 Median hourly AH (VP, mb)2  
Bedroom Humidifier Scenario
Forced Air bedroom 27 5.4 38 7.7 17.5
Radiant   34 6.9 53 10.7 31.6
Multiple Humidifier Scenario3
Forced Air 1st floor 26 5.2 29 5.8 7.8
  2nd floor 27 5.4 33 6.6 8
Radiant 1st floor 33 6.6 40 8.1 9.5
  2nd floor 36 7.3 48 9.7 13.9
  1. 1 1st floor and 2nd floor are floor level averages
  2. 2 Evening hour median levels (7 PM to 10 AM)
  3. 3 Humidifiers in all bedrooms and family room