Monday, February 09, 2009

Think your indoor air is safe?

Most people spend 60% - 90% of their time indoors. Do you know that almost 50% of all illness are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air? Indoor air is found to be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air; overuse of air conditioner is one of the factors.

Who would be without air conditioner? In hot, humid climates it is more than a modern comfort- it is an essential element in getting through those sweltering, sticky days. But, like most modern conveniences, air conditioner has its down-sides. The problems associated with air conditioners arise out of overuse and many people notice increased snuffle, dazes, tinnitus and allergy problems after having stayed in air-conditioned room for a long time. Do you know why?

The above symptoms are known as “Air-cond Disease” or “Air-cond Syndrome”. The air in an air conditioned environment of a tightly sealed and well insulated home or place can become stale as the same indoor air is circulated and re-circulated. Bacteria, dirt and dust particles accumulate the interior of air conditioner after extensive usage, especially air filters and evaporator in the air conditioner. When the filters and indoor air quality and causing deterioration in one’s health.

Medical experts have advised the air conditioner should be cleaned 2-3 times yearly and people should open windows often and let in fresh air.

Marco’s comment:
I believe the Air-cond Disease” or “Air-cond Syndrome” are applicable to cars’ air conditioner as well.

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