Fans, Air Conditioners Bad for Your Health?
Dr. Cynara Coomer weighs in
- Duration 2:59
- Date Aug 6, 2011
Dr. Cynara Coomer weighs in
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Welcome back in the sizzling days of summer were all just try to beat the heat but before you turn on your AC listen as this one.
Studies show that air conditioners air conditioners -- me and fans may actually make us sick.
Here to explain -- -- -- -- medical -- team.
So I went to actually went to one of those big you know home stores and tried to get an air conditioning are all sold out of the stand American is as an act turns out it's a good thing.
It's a good thing I was there -- that night I could -- what I can die from these things.
You can't -- enough not to that effect but it that we are concerned that their conditions may be causing respiratory illnesses such as coal -- -- -- that can be dangerous as well as malls.
And it it actually makes sense to some degree.
Because one thing that's -- that air conditioners do and certainly fans is that it dries out the protective mucous in our nostrils.
And that's the -- that other than that because axis of barrier to viruses.
So it can actually block those out.
In addition to that.
Air conditioners that leak or create a lot of moisture on their cooling systems can be breeding grounds for bacteria and for molds and then the fans of the air conditioners are spreading those out that's your first point -- -- -- -- -- -- in the -- and what about then putting a humidifier then that.
You candidate humor should I worry vacuumed or cut her slack that you should be yet you can't it was humidifier is that you -- be careful about keeping them very clean because they can again be breeding grounds.
For bacterium from -- because of the moisture okay now -- also if the if the air is not well circulated what does that what kind of problems not create so many studies have shown us that places that are in adequately ventilated.
Will we can increase the transmission of viruses for example airplanes senator -- travel and feel like we end up getting -- right.
So that's another example so when we're in environments where -- air conditioners -- and it's obvious in a closed environment.
And there's been less ventilation so that may yet in the house of -- contributing factor to why it may increase the -- -- you say air conditioners can also contribute to obesity.
Well this is one theory that's one theory is that air conditioning increasing.
May and may help or contribute to the obesity in our in our environments our culture.
Because -- the president there -- neutral zone in other words our bodies and not having to expand and -- energy.
To regulate their body temperature of your in the cold you -- if you're hot you're sweating and when -- -- -- -- shivering.
Your expending energy.
So one theory is that if we're in this constant them on neutral zone that we're not expanding and -- -- to be honest -- you I think that.
If it is a fact they don't like a little bit of -- hash.
A little bit of a stretch to come down on -- air conditioners back.
Aren't -- thank you very much for joining us today until we obviously don't we -- not telling people you know -- especially those folks in Florida -- -- dealing with these triple digit.
Temperatures to go further aired their registers out the window is -- this is actually safe for us if if -- in the middle of a heat wave He needs to be in a cooling systems so it's and I don't -- air conditioner.
Thank you doctor good to -- -- thank you are right you were following.