Here’s your usual warning that according to the EPA and others, ultrasonic humidifiers can be dangerous if used with non-distilled water, so if you plan to use this little thing then make sure to grab some distilled water. Usually sets me back about a buck a gallon, so at the 1.5 liters a day this claims to use that’s 39 cents a day this uses. At ~$5/filter and ~1 month per filter, you’re looking at about 16 cents a day for a filtered humidifier’s running cost. So $142 a year for this vs $60/year for a filter humidifier.
Of course, when running these numbers I realized that the tank is microscopic on this (8 oz!) so you’re gonna have to fill it about seven times per 24 hours if you want constant humidity, which would drive me nuts. I guess it really is a personal humidifier, whatever that means.
@owenversteeg@PooltoyWolf In short, impurities in the water end up becoming tiny particles in the air, which are bad for lung health, especially the non-water-soluble stuff (along the lines of smoke, talc, asbestos, etc). Details under “fine particulate matter” or “PM2.5”, ex. 1, 2.
@Kyeh@owenversteeg@PooltoyWolf Unfortunately, I think the document (PDF) is clear that the devices are suspected of those issues - indeed, it also brings up that any bacterial growth in the water gets pumped into the air - and is describing ways to avoid those potential problems. (Worth noting, it’s from 1991.)
More to the point, PM2.5 pollution in general is known to be harmful and there isn’t obvious reason why humidifier-created particles would be an exception.
I think the wording is describing how it’s technically difficult to “conclude” there is a “significant” risk for any single source, only because there are so many sources that everyone encounters (ex. cars), and damage adds up from tiny amounts per-exposure. People are working on it though - see, infamously, hot dogs causing colon cancer.
@mike808@sunshineparadox@Trinityscrew@yakkoTDI Wow, that was long. It mentions a lot of words that I think are far worse. And in the article he puts up, I’m amazed that people actually like the word “pulchritude.” I think it’s an incredibly clunky, ugly-sounding word for what it’s supposed to mean.
The BONECO F50 fan has the unique look of the BONECO air shower fan line
Ah, yes! I remember quite fondly when the Air Shower look (and scent, indeed!) took the runways of Paris by storm one summer in the before-times. I would recognize it anywhere, and throw shade ruthlessly at anyone who would dare co-opt it as their own.
These are great…from November to March, or if you live in a desert. Otherwise, you know that thing they an air conditioner? You ever wonder why they don’t call it an air cooler? It’s because the air is “conditioned” as well as cooled. So the air is dehumidified. As Steven Wright said “I bought a humidifier and dehumidifier and set them up in the same room, let them fight it out.”
@t3hd0n Fortunately, none of the three things in this deal was a uselessly miniature imitation evaporative cooler. That particular bit of flimflammery seems to have vanished off into the flea markets where believers can search them out and lovingly take them back to their hoard.
My order came in Thursday and used the personal fan while working. Looks good, pushes air well on low. I can feel a faint breeze on my face. I pressed the power button and didn’t know there was a faster speed. Noise is more noticeable and the blue power light is brighter. When/if we all go back into the office this fan will help and not bother my coworkers
The size of these things mean they’ll pack nicely into your go bag when trying to escape the climate disaster in your area being brought on by excessive consumption. Or just be easy to find a spot for if your disaster is a heatwave and you’re stuck inside for days on end. Cool.
@mcc36 Today (June 19) is a Federal holiday (Juneteenth, or our Civil War Independence Day). PB likely has the same holiday schedule as the USPS. So odds are, it’s waiting for logistics to line up after the holiday.