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Comfortable hospital with breathing boards.

Authors
  • Hashiguchi, Kunio
  • Hashimoto, Kenji
  • Akao, Masaru
Type
Published Article
Journal
Japan-hospitals : the journal of the Japan Hospital Association
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2004
Issue
23
Pages
44–47
Identifiers
PMID: 19195255
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Breathing boards have the hygroscopic capacity to keep room humidity in a range from 40% to 70%. When the humidity of room air rises, the vermiculite absorbs extra moisture, and when the humidity of room air goes lower, the vermiculite releases the moisture they have absorbed. Breathing boards can control room humidity and offer a comfortable hospital environment by capturing harmful substances which volatilize from building materials, furniture, etc. and are considered to cause sick building syndrome. They have the ability to prevent the propagation of bacteria.

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