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How Can Air Conditioners Be Dangerous To Health?

Written By Admin on Monday, July 4, 2016 | 12:48:00 AM

No matter they can save you from heat, many researchers confirm that air conditioners are not your friend. You can just have very negative effects on your health if your air conditioner is not cleaned regularly.
1. Many bacteria and microorganisms live in air conditioners. Among others, there is the most dangerous one called legionella bacteria, which can sometimes be fatal.


It develops and reproduces in devices that are not maintained properly, and symptoms of the disease causes by the bacteria are weakness, fatigue, muscle pain, increased body temperature to 39 degrees, cough without expectoration etc.
The most endangered are the people who have respiratory problems, small children, the chronically ill, alcoholics and the elderly. If not detected in time this disease can end up with death, but if detected on time it can be successfully treated with antibiotics.
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No matter they can save you from heat, many researchers confirm that air conditioners are not your friend. You can just have very negative effects on your health if your air conditioner is not cleaned regularly. 1. Many bacteria and microorganisms live in air conditioners. Among others, there is the...

1. Illness and constant fatigue
Shivering at your office desk in mid-July? That might be the reason you are so tired. Research shows that people who work in over air-conditioned environments may experience chronic headaches and fatigue. Those who work in buildings which are constantly being pumped full of cool air may also experience constant mucous membrane irritation and breathing difficulties. This leaves you more vulnerable to contracting colds, flu’s and other illnesses.
2. Dry skin
Long hours spent in air conditioned environments causes your skin to lose moisture; if you are not aiding your skin with a constant supply of moisturizers you may begin to suffer from dry skin.
3. Adds to the effects of your chronic illness
Central air conditioning systems are known to enhance the effects the illness that you may already be suffering from. AC is notorious for increasing the symptoms of low blood pressure, arthritis, and neuritis, making pain management more difficult for those adamant on using their central air.
4. The inability to deal with heat
Those who spent a lot of time in an air conditioned environment become increasingly more intolerant of hot summer temperatures. This is mainly caused by the stress on your body from moving from a cool environment to the sweltering outdoor air. This intolerance of the heat has lead to an increase heat related deaths during heat waves, which now averages at 400 deaths each summer.
5. Breathing problems
Though your car’s AC may be a saving grace while stuck in traffic on a hot day they are the worst offenders for circulating germs and micro-organisms that cause breathing problems. Researchers at Louisiana State Medical Center found eight types of mould living inside 22 out of 25 cars tested. Air conditioners are also known to circulate air-borne diseases such as Legionairre’s Disease, a potentially fatal infectious disease that produces high fever and pneumonia.
Source:healthyfoodnews.net
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