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ok so i just read in someone post that if u run a humidifir for to long it will cause mildew?

is that true becouse i have been running our warm mist one every night only at nights and i clean it very well and use treatments so no bactaria will grow. but will it cause mildew in the bedroom?

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Asked by angelairelan at 8:01 PM on Jan. 30, 2010 in Health

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  • High levels of humidity can create an atmosphere conducive to mildew, mold, etc. Unlike your bathroom which is usually painted with oil based paint, etc, your bedroom was not designed to handle super humid conditions. So, yes, it could cause mold or mildew. You can help prevent it with certain types of primer and paint and flooring (i.e. Carpet probably isn't the best option). However, if you live in a dry climate and aren't running it to the point of it being super humid in your bedroom, then you're probably okay.

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 6:18 AM on Jan. 31, 2010

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