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HEVAC inaugurates World Humidity Control Day

UK: The HEVAC Association’s Humidity Control Group has announced March 12 as the inaugural World Humidity Control Day.

World Humidity Control Day commemorates the visionary John Frederick Daniell. Born on March 12, 1790, Daniell was an English chemist and physicist who, in 1820, invented a dew-point hygrometer which then came into widespread use.

In establishing a World Humidity Control Day, the Humidity Control Group aims to raise awareness of this important subject and the impact it has on our daily lives and the buildings we live and work in.

As well as developing a World Humidity Control Day logo, the Humidity Control Group has created a website dedicated to the newly formed official day. The website features detailed information on why humidity control is so important and can be found at

John Barker, chairman of the Humidity Control Group, commented: “World Humidity Control Day gives us the perfect platform to raise the profile of humidity control whilst recognising the achievements of John Frederick Daniell. By improving education and awareness we can better promote the many benefits of maintaining optimum humidity levels in the buildings we live and work in.”

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