Air conditioners are very common today but they can be as frightening.
Most of us today sit in an air-conditioned room for work purposes and even our homes are air-conditioned especially during summer. We use ACs throughout the whole year because most ACs can be used for heating the room space and warming it up.
It can be very helpful to sit under the AC the whole day especially when the weather outside can be hell hot and unbearable.
But air-conditioning can be very dangerous especially if we spend a long time in one room, like say 8 hours for a work shift.
The hidden dangers of Air-conditioned Rooms
When we change environments suddenly, like going from a cooled space to a the heated outside, our body goes through immediate adjustment which can be very harmful to our health because it can lead to heat strokes, heart attacks and various others similar dangers.
The ACs dry out the air in the room and there’s no humidity, which results in improper breathing and dry skin. This is because our skin has sensors that are temperature sensitive and it reacts to the conditions of our environment. It also leads to chronic headaches, fatigues and even constant mucous membrane irritation.
Other disadvantage is that Air conditions can increase the danger of some illnesses like low blood pressure, neuritis, arthritis and just pain in general. This can also be the result of switching different temperatures as mentioned before.
No matter how we adjust the temperatures, our bodies go through a lot of stress and it can be damaging on various levels.
Even simple car rides with the AC on, will only boost the bacteria and many germs and micro-organism.
Heat waves are so dangerous that they have led to around 400 deaths each summer. But, spending 8 hours a day, at least 5 day a week, in an air-conditioned room can really threaten your overall health, both slowly and suddenly. You can feel the effects on your body and from simple coughs and flues.
So next time try to change your position and office space as much as you can throughout the day and try using humidifiers in Air-conditioned rooms to replenish the humidity of the air. You can also add some essential oils, or just use pure water.