During the study, dust samples were collected from AC filters from hospitals, guest houses, offices, schools and homes in Chandigarh.
Dirty AC filter can trigger allergies: How many of you are allergic air conditioners? Let's make it simple! imagine a situation, on a hot sunny day you switch on your AC and within a few minutes, you start sneezing and coughing! If that has ever happened to you, then don't worry, because it's not you who is allergic, it's the deteriorating air quality. Therefore, there are different reasons for this allergy:
A dirty filter of the air conditioner is not only harmful to your lungs, but it also causes skin infections. Such unclean filters are hotbeds for dust mites, bacteria, and viruses.
Dust mites are organisms, who feed generally on human skin. They are found in houses or buildings an can easily nurture inside your air conditioner. Dust mites reproduce in damp conditions. However, humidity reduces the dust mite predominance.
Recent research conducted by the Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGI, has discovered that these filters are the base to dust mites, which includes the following places
During the research, the sample of dust was collected from the air conditioner's filters and the results were as follows:
The highest concentration of dust mites found from
While examining the quality of indoor air (to discover their relationship with the dust mites present in the filters of an air conditioner) and the current report of the respiratory well-being of indoor facility consumers, it was noticed that,
Out of all these participants, some were diagnosed with other diseases too:
The research was concluded with the nutshell that AC filters should be cleaned on a regular basis. It will stop the aggregation of dust mites and other related antigens on filter dust.
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