Can you get sick from Air Conditioning?

posted by Kristina Kage - 

At the peak of summer, many of us are blasting our A/C units--but can it make you sick? 

Gizmodo concluded after talking to several scientists that your A/C can make you sick, but that it's very rare. The problem is that air conditioners that aren't cleaned can contain mold and trigger respiratory infections. 

It can also become a breeding ground for bacteria like Legionella. However, the CDC says the risk isn't the same for everyone: People over 50, current or past smokers, and those with weakened immune systems or chronic disease at greater risk.

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