No structure or human is immune to the negative effects of high humidity and the hazards of excess moisture. Your home & contents, commercial structures, mechanical & manufacturing processes, archives & storage as well as your health suffer from the hazards of excess moisture created in highly humid environments. New structures are as vulnerable as older structures.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, indoor relative humidity is at safe levels between 30%-50%. Mold cannot grow below 60% relative humidity.
In highly humid environments, air-conditioning alone cannot overcome the excess moisture created by high humidity. A/C is designed to cool a space to a set temperature, whereas dehumidification is designed to remove excess moisture.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the most effective way to eliminate excess moisture is dehumidification.
Hazards of excess moisture include: