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What effect does low humidity have on the airway?

A critical mechanism of action of nasal high flow therapy is Airway Hydration. Heated humidification enables the comfortable delivery of high flows and improves mucociliary clearance, an integral part of our upper airway defense system.

Watch this video which highlights the dramatic impact of reducing humidity by just 10% relative humidity!

The rapidly-beating cilia grind to a halt within 15 minutes; such is the vulnerability of this environment.

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