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A team of elite soldiers abseiled down a waterfall into a high humidity valley in Borneo and found that all of their energy was sapped from them within minutes. They struggled for days to drag themselves out of the ravine and thought they were never going to make it out of there alive.
A questionnaire sent to people with multiple sclerosis revealed that high humidity was the worst environment for them to be in.
So high humid areas are more favorable to micro organisms. They cause diseases, not the humidity itself.With statistics you can prove and disprove everything, depending on how you interpret the numbers.
None of this really relates to drowning directly due to the water content of the atmosphere though, does it?
...You are welcome to split hairs about how this was conducted it is your own prerogative to do so.Andrew
If some illness is found to occur more often at high RH it might mean nothing more than that it is favoured by cold weather.
Did you understand that you tend to get fog when it's cold?
the total pressure exerted by a gaseous mixture is equal to the sum of the partial pressures of each individual component in a gas mixture
whether there's any air there or not
the ratio of the partial pressure of water vapor in the mixture to the saturated vapor pressure of water at a prescribed temperature