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Healthful Living, Page 71

Chapter 16—Ventilation

General Statements

310. Air is the free blessing of heaven, calculated to electrify the whole system.—Testimonies for the Church 1:701. HL 71.1

311. Air must be in constant circulation to be kept pure.—Testimonies for the Church 1:702. HL 71.2

Ventilation of the Sleeping-Room

312. Sleeping-rooms especially should be well ventilated, and the atmosphere made healthy by light and air. Blinds should be left open several hours each day, the curtains put aside, and the room thoroughly aired.—How to Live, 62. HL 71.3

313. Sleeping apartments should be large, and so arranged as to have a circulation of air through them day and night. Those who have excluded the air from their sleeping-rooms should commence to change their course immediately. They should let in air by degrees, and increase its circulation until they can bear it winter and summer, with no danger of taking cold. The lungs, in order to be healthy, must have pure air.—How to Live, 63. HL 71.4

Ventilation in the Sick-Room

314. The sick-room, if possible, should have a draught of air through it day and night, The draught should not come directly upon the invalid. While burning fevers are raging, there is but little danger of taking cold.... The sick must have pure, invigorating air. If no other way can be devised, the sick, if possible, should be removed to HL 71.5

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