Is your air conditioner making you Sick?

With the heat being exceptionally sweltering these past two weeks it is clear that air conditioning systems aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. While they provide a refreshing breeze to cool down your temperature they also release a combination of elements that may be the cause of your end of summer ailments.

Mary Morgan, a 27 year old employee in New York City, maintains a window unit air conditioner at home, as well as the central air system in her office at work. She explained that through the summer she has experienced an inconsistent pattern of random colds to a soar throat. When asked if the contributing factor might be due to her air conditioning system she explained “Sometimes I think that the change in temperature, coming from the humid air to a cold space upsets my system”. But is that the only thing that may be causing her sporadic colds?  Continue reading