Is this kind of Humidifier standard(or even safe)?

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Old 12-01-14, 08:09 AM
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Is this kind of Humidifier standard(or even safe)?

I have bought a warm mist humidifier that boils water with to carbon electrodes that go inside water, as I remember this thing is also named an electrolyser and it emits oxygen and hydrogen, I didn't find anything on the web.
 
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Old 12-01-14, 05:08 PM
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When I was a little kid we had a humidifier similar to that. It was called a vaporizer. It used two plates that were connected to the line cord. A few grains of salt made the water conductive and it boiled between the plates creating steam. I never considered it safe and there are none like it on the market in the US anymore.
 
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Thanks for the reply PJmax, I use it only in my room and my only worry was about the electrolysis that is done in this device!(chlorine gas for example) I am thinking of attaching this device to a humidity controller to automatically adjust the humidity in my room between 30% and 45%.
 
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I did some checking..... vaporizers were highly recommended for younger children and babies as the hot steam was beneficial to their lungs and skin. The reason they became out of fashion was the burn hazard of the steam to young ones.

Ultrasonic humidifiers seem to be what replaced them.

So from what I was reading.... there doesn't seem to be any ill effects from breathing the steam.
 
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