Imagine living without an AC? It’s difficult, right? Air conditioners are an inseparable part of our life, and represent an eco-friendly and cheap option for heating and cooling as well. ACs have become a bestseller since their introduction on the market, but they aren’t exactly safe as the majority of people thinks.
According to newest studies, air conditioners have many negative effects on our health, with some experts claiming that they are outright detrimental for our health. Studies have linked them with allergies, dehydration, infections and respiratory problems, which is shocking considering how much we use them every day.
Here are the negative side effects of ACs:
Most air conditioners contain at least a few deadly germs which can spread in the air in your home, but car ACs are the worst. A recent study showed that they contain 8 deadly germs which can harm your lungs, so it’s best to just avoid using your car’s air conditioner in order to protect your health.
Make you unable to withstand heat
Constant exposure to the AC can make some people unable to withstand heat, which can be a pretty big problem in the summer.
They worsen allergies and asthma symptoms
Air conditioners can intensify your asthma symptoms and attacks and worsen allergies as well. They are especially dangerous if not cleaned for a longer period.
They might cause headaches
Headaches are one of the most common side-effect of air conditioners, and are probably caused by dehydration.
They aggravate respiratory problems
Constant exposure to AC can aggravate respiratory problems and make them harder to bear.
May cause infectious diseases
Spending most of your time in air-conditioner rooms will dry out the mucus in your airways and increase the risk of various nose, eye and throat infections.
As we already said, ACs can easily dehydrate you, so make sure to drink plenty of water every day.
Dry and itchy skin
Air conditioning units can dehydrate your skin and make it itchy and painful.
May cause lethargy
Constant exposure to air-conditioning can make you lethargic, which is why experts recommend going out every few hours. If you can’t, at least crack the window open from time to time.