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Is Your AC Making You Sick?

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: What are the different symptoms to look out for?
Air Date: 6/12/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Eva Selhub, MD
Eva Selhub Eva Selhub, M.D., is an expert in the fields of stress, resilience, mind-body medicine and working with the natural environment to achieve maximum health and well-being. She's a lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School and a clinical associate of the Massachusetts General Hospital.

She was medical director and senior physician at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital for 13 years. Eva Selhub runs a private practice as a comprehensive medical specialist, resiliency coach and transformation consultant.
  • Book Title: Your Health Destiny: How to Unlock Your Natural Ability to Overcome Illness, Feel Better, and Live Longer
Is Your AC Making You Sick?
During those hot and humid summer days, you might be praising your air conditioner.

If you've ever lived without it, you know how special this device can be. But, might there be negative aspects to to your AC?

If you've plopped down in the cool air after being outside, you might notice within a couple of minutes that you actually need to go back outside to get some fresh air.

And, it's not just in your home; this phenomenon might happen at the office, grocery store, restaurant, or even in your car. You might feel light headed, stuffy and need to escape the "artificial" air.

Could your air conditioner be making you sick?

Here are five negative consequences of having an air conditioner:

  • Breathing problems
  • Feeling ill
  • Getting contaminated
  • Dry skin
  • Visiting your doctor more frequently

Eva Selhub, MD, shares the five ways that your AC could be making you sick and how you can get through the summer without falling ill to your AC.

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