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Is Air Conditioning Making You Sick?

07/20/2015 04:00 EDT | Updated 07/20/2015 04:00 EDT

Everyone loves a cool office, but what if those fake breezes are making you sick?

As DNews reports, air conditioning units have been in public spaces since 1925, but the debate over their health effects is ongoing.

The phrase “sick building syndrome” is used to describe what happens when occupants of the same building all complain of similar health issues that often go away when they leave the space.

A 2004 French study also found that of a group of 920 women, those who worked in air-conditioned buildings were twice as likely to take a sick day or visit an ear, nose and throat doctor.

But are the systems themselves behind mass office illnesses? In the video above, DNews explains what might actually be the cause.

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