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Name: freeman
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Date: Around 1993


Question:
What affect does air conditioning have upon the lungs of the elderly? Is it possible for a person susceptible to congestion, etc. during the winter months from cold to exhibit the same symptoms from the cold of the air conditioning?



Replies:
Most people who have symptoms of congestion do not have them because of cold air. There are a lot of reasons why people have health problems such as congestion (allergies, auto-immune problems, physical damage, and many more). The answer to the first question is I do not think air conditioning has any specific effects on lungs. It can help in a couple of ways, it will usually help filter air to a degree which is good, it also will help keep people form overheating. As people get older it gets easier to overheat and end up with problems from that. In certain types of air conditioning equipment its important to keep it clean, certain kinds of bacteria that can be harmful will grow in AC water and can be contagious.

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