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Are you running your AC 24*7? Beware of these potential health risks

While air conditioning can provide relief from high temperatures, over-reliance on it can lead to several health issues such as headaches, respiratory problems, dizziness, etc

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- June 06th 2024 09:34 PM
Are you running your AC 24*7?  Beware of these potential health risks

Are you running your AC 24*7? Beware of these potential health risks

 Are you running your AC 24*7?  In the heat of summer, it’s tempting to keep the air conditioning running all day to stay cool and comfortable. However, this habit can have unexpected consequences for your health. While air conditioning can provide relief from high temperatures, over-reliance on it can lead to several health issues. Here’s what you need to know about the potential health risks of constant AC use


Air Conditioning - How Is It Harming You?

Respiratory Problems

Continuous exposure to air conditioning can lead to respiratory problems. Air conditioners can circulate indoor allergens like dust mites, mold, and pet dander, which can aggravate asthma and allergies. The cold, dry air can also dry out the mucous membranes in your nose and throat, making you more susceptible to infections like colds and sinusitis.

Skin Issues

Prolonged exposure to air-conditioned environments can lead to dry and irritated skin. The cool, dry air strips away the natural oils from your skin, causing dryness and exacerbating conditions like eczema and dermatitis. It’s essential to stay hydrated and use a good moisturizer to combat these effects.

Dehydration

Air conditioners remove moisture from the air, leading to a less humid environment. This can cause dehydration if you’re not drinking enough water, as the dry air increases the rate of fluid loss from your body. Symptoms of dehydration include dry mouth, headache, dizziness, and fatigue.

Muscle Cramps and Joint Pain

Sudden temperature changes and staying in a cool environment for extended periods can lead to muscle cramps and joint pain. The cold air can cause your muscles to contract and tighten, which can be particularly troublesome for individuals with arthritis or other chronic joint conditions.

Fatigue and Headaches

Being in air-conditioned rooms for too long can cause fatigue and headaches. The lack of fresh air and the potential build-up of indoor pollutants can lead to poor air quality, which in turn can cause symptoms like dizziness, headaches, and fatigue.

While air conditioning can make summer heat more bearable, it’s important to use it wisely. 

               

- With inputs from agencies

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