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Air Conditioning and Your Health

by Melissa Bell
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If you need to cool down then sometimes it is easier to remove a piece of clothing or open some windows rather than turning on the air conditioning. While air conditioning is extremely effective, there are advantages and disadvantages.

Air conditioning can affect your heart, your respiratory system, your skin and your weight. Take your skin (our largest organ) as an example. The closer you sit to an air conditioning vent, the more damaging it can be. With existing skin conditions like eczema, rosacea or psoriasis, air conditioning can make them worse, throwing the skin’s natural moisture balance out of line. It can dry out your skin, making your skin itch and flake. In some air conditioning units, synthetic fibers from the filter actually cause skin irritation.

For an illustrated look at air conditioning and how it can affect a person’s health, what issues to take into consideration and the choices open to you; see this infographic created by Senator Windows.



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