The Honeywell Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier Can Reduce The Survival Time Of Flu Viruses During Cold And Flu Season

Research suggests that flu germs live longer on surfaces outside the body and spread more easily when the humidity level is low. But by maintaining an indoor humidity level between 40-60%, the survival of flu viruses on surfaces and in the air can be reduced[i].

“Especially during winter, indoor air can be drier than the Sahara desert, dropping the humidity level as low as 10%,” said Victor Camuset from KAZ Europe, marketer of portable humidifiers under the Honeywell brand.

“We suggest using a hygrometer to check the humidity level in the rooms that are used most often in your home and particularly by children. If the reading is below the 40-60% comfort zone, the use of a humidifier is recommended to return essential moisture to dry room air throughout the winter,” commented Victor Camuset.

The Honeywell Cool Mist Ultrasonic humidifier can be used to reduce discomfort by moisturising airway passages, enabling better breathing and a more comfortable sleep(2). As the mist is cool there is no risk of potential hot-water injuries and so the Honeywell Cool Mist Ultrasonic humidifier is suitable to use in children’s rooms. Not only the family benefits, but indoor plants and furniture also benefit, as correct humidity levels help to return moisture to the air, promoting plant growth and helping to reduce static electricity.

Whereas most humidifiers are filled from the bottom and the heavy tank needs to be turned upside down, this humidifier’s patented top-fill design makes refilling straightforward. Flowing water provides a soothing sound and an antimicrobial treated reservoir keeps the humidifier clean, running for 24 hours after each filling. Its chic overall design blends in with both living and sleeping areas and low energy consumption ensures low maintenance costs.


Kaz is a global leader in developing and marketing high-quality branded consumer health care devices and home comfort appliances. Every aspect of product development, from in-house consumer research to operational excellence and superior consumer care, focuses on providing quality products that meet consumers’ needs and enhance their lives. Kaz operates in over 65 countries on six continents.

Kaz was founded over 80 years ago when founder Max Katzman invented the world’s first electric vaporizer. Today, Kaz is a $500 million company selling market-leading products under world-class brand names such as Vicks, Braun, and Honeywell. Their innovative products span a broad range of categories, including humidifiers, vaporizers, thermometers, blood pressure monitors, air purifiers, fans and portable heaters.

In 2011, Kaz became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Helen of Troy Company and continues to be run from its global headquarters in Southborough, Massachusetts, and its regional headquarters around the world. Helen of Troy and Kaz are since committed to together building a world class consumer products company.

Kaz is a global marketer of air treatment products under the Honeywell brand name. The Honeywell Trademark is used under license from Honeywell International Inc.




[i]   Harvard School of Public Health 2009.

2   Indirect Health Effects of Relative Humidity in Indoor Environments, A. V. Arundel, E. M. Sterling, J. H. Biggin and T. D. Sterling, Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 65, pp. 351-361, 1986.


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