Other Health Problems Related to the Use of Air Conditioning

Though it might seem like a great relief on a really hot day to immerse yourself in air conditioning, unfortunately, you may be damaging your health. Artificially changing the temperature in your environment is confusing to your body. Our bodies have evolved to synchronize to the temperatures of the season.

Plus, air conditioning has an irritating and drying effect on the eyes, nose and throat. Many people experience swollen sinuses, allergies, dry eyes, sore throats and other discomfort when they are in air-conditioned areas. Bacteria and mold can be easily and continuously dispersed by the recycled air, leading to lowered resistance to infections, as well as illnesses such as Legionnaires’ disease, asthma and allergies.

If you do use air conditioning, it is critical that you clean the filters at least once a month.

Simply put: Microorganisms that inevitably are contained in air conditioners have a direct and sometimes severe effect on your immune system and your ability to breathe.