Medical Video: 9 Side Effects Of Air Conditioning You Should Watch Out For
Today, air conditioning or commonly called AC, has become a primary need for some of the capital's people, especially in Jakarta, where the average temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius per day. In the office using AC, in the vehicle also using AC, and finally going home then sleeping also using AC, it feels like life will feel hot without the help of air conditioning everyday. Then, is there an effect all day in an air-conditioned room for body health?
It's dangerous to be all day in an air-conditioned room
Researchers at Louisiana Medical Center found that AC is known to cause disease in human breathing, or called legionairre (acute respiratory infection), and also as a contagious disease that has the potential to produce fatal high fever and pneumonia.
In addition, the effects of a day in an air conditioned room can eliminate the humidity in the room, which is not healthy for the human respiratory system. A cold gust of air was released from air conditioning also has a bad impact on the skin. This has the effect of eroding the outside of the epidermis of the skin, which in turn will cause dry, flaking, and cracked skin.
What are the effects all day in an air-conditioned room for health?
1. Causes fatigue
Research shows that people who work in the environment and the air who tend to use air conditioning every day non-stop are more prone to experiencing severe headaches and fatigue. This is because the room is continuously pumped by cool and cold air which will produce mucous membrane irritation (produced continuously) and can cause shortness of breath. So, not infrequently office workers who all day in air-conditioned rooms become susceptible to colds, flu, and other diseases.
2. Make the skin dry
Effects throughout the day in this air-conditioned room most noticeably changes to the skin of the body. Hours in air-conditioned rooms will only remove skin moisture. After that, the skin also becomes susceptible to creases and wrinkles. Not surprisingly, the skin that continues to be exposed to air conditioning will support and accelerate the aging process in the body, especially on the face and neck.
3. If it is common in air-conditioned rooms, you will not be able to withstand the heat
The longer you spend in an air-conditioned room, the more difficult you can receive the temperature without using air conditioning. This is called stress in the body which drastically faces extreme temperature changes. Not infrequently if you are not in an air-conditioned room, you will sweat more and the skin will quickly red because it cannot stand the heat.
How to minimize the adverse effects of a day in an air-conditioned room?
It might be difficult for you to turn off the air conditioner in the office or other room. But that does not mean you have to be exposed to cold air all day long from the air conditioner. Try not to always use air conditioning, for example by not using air conditioning at home. Use air conditioning if it's only summer or the temperature outside is really hot.
Use more soaps and moisturizers, considering that the skin becomes prone to damage and wrinkles quickly when exposed to air-conditioned air. If you are in an air-conditioned room, use a moisturizer, lotion, or a cream that moisturizes and nourishes your skin. Use in areas such as the face, neck, hands, elbows and knees. choose lotion and water-based moisturizers to add moisture to your skin.