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Side Effects Of Air-Conditioners On Human Health

Air conditioners are a huge part of modern life in tropical areas with high temperatures. The Side Effects Of Air-Conditioners are also a reality.

Side Effects Of Air-Conditioners

In most tropical climates, the use of air conditioners has become a matter of necessity. Rising temperatures and global warming all point to the fact that the world generally is having an environmental crisis on its hands. The Side Effects Of Air-Conditioners is a conversation that is gaining attention.

While the invention of air-conditioning systems have gone a long way to improve lives, that air conditioners cause harm to human health is becoming clearer. The issue remains whether the risks posed to your health with the installation of these devices in your home or office outweighs the benefits. Here are a few side effects of air conditioners on human health.

Skin Dryness

Part of the working mechanism of the AC is that it sucks moisture from space, so while the AC will suck all moisture from the atmosphere, it will not leave your skin out. This leads to rough, dry and dull skin. Not aiding your skin with a constant supply of moisturizers will lead you to suffer from dry skin.

Breathing & Respiratory Problems

One of the biggest problems caused by air conditioners are breathing and respiratory tract related. A common condition called hypersensitivity pneumonitis, also called air conditioner lung is associated with prolonged exposure to air conditioners. Air conditioner lung is an inflammation of the lungs caused by an allergy to dust or other particles, like fungus and molds, present in the air. If you feel like you have the flu and you cough and experience shortness of breath a few hours after you turn your AC on, your unit may be the culprit. If your air conditioners air filter isn’t cleaned on a regular basis, it can spread dirt, toxins and harmful microorganisms.

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Headaches & Dizziness

Sitting in a room that is air-conditioned for a lengthy period often leads to bouts of headache. Depending on individual health history and immune system, the severity of these headaches may vary. Sharp increases in temperature is known to trigger headaches, so incases when someone comes in from a hot environment into a fully airconditioned room, a migraine may set off.

Dehydration

The main working principle of an air conditioner is its ability to suck out humidity and moisture from the atmosphere, leaving it dry and cold. So chances are that after prolonged stay in an air conditioned room you become dehydrated. Extended periods of dehydration is harmful for body metabolism, hair health and skin well being.

Increased Blood Pressure 

Research has proven that your living temperature can definitely affect our blood pressure. A cool temperature plays a role in increasing resistance in our arteries and raising the blood pressure. People suffering from high blood pressure, are recommended to limit down their exposure to air conditions at a bare minimum.

 

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What Do You Know About Postpartum Hair Loss ?

When a woman gets pregnant, her hormones’ literally go haywire.  One of the first to spike is human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG. That’s the hormone your pregnancy test measured and its rising levels indicated that you were pregnant. Pregnancy also causes several other hormone levels to rise, including estrogen, progesterone, oxytocin, and prolactin. Your blood volume also rose during pregnancy, to as much as 50 percent greater volume than normal by your due date.

Immediately after your baby is born, several of your hormone levels drop quickly, including estrogen and progesterone. Those hormones will be almost back to normal levels within 24 hours after birth, although prolactin will stay high as long as you’re breast-feeding. Your blood volume also decreases, but its drop is more gradual. It gets back to normal a few weeks after your baby arrives.

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Ways To Mitigate Postpartum hair loss

Avoid blow-dryers and curling and flat irons if you can

Skip all the straightening, heat drying and styling sessions till shedding stops. Also, avoid chemically based treatments like highlights, perms and so on.

Talk to hair experts for product recommendation

If the shedding is much, we’ll advise you to talk to an expert who can recommend products you can use to reduce it and also share other hair care tips with you.

Be Gentle with your hair while brushing

If you are in your hair shedding season, you should shampoo only when necessary and be gentle when brushing to prevent excess hair loss.

Wear hair ornaments

Headbands, scarves, and bandannas are fun and stylish ways to disguise hair loss. They’re especially popular with new moms who have little time to devote to hair care!

Try a new cut and color

First and foremost, pay a visit to a stylist for professional advice, says Scuoppo. It may be time to get a different hairstyle that will incorporate those fine hairs in the front. If you previously had long hair, or a layered cut with pieces that came down to the chin in the front, you may need to shorten that hair into long bangs that frame the face.

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Lagos State Government Says COVID-19 Vaccination Will Begin This Weekend

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced  that COVID-19 vaccination will be rolled out all across the state this weekend. The Governor also announced a steering committee has been set up for the deployment of the vaccine, and the distribution of the vaccine.

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, Lagos State received the first consignment of 507,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the federal government.

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The Governor said:

“We have instituted a steering committee for the vaccine administration, which comprises health practitioners in the public and private sectors. They have designed a robust vaccine implementation strategy and they have identified various segments of our citizens who need to get first and in what order,” 

Of all the states in Nigeria, the nations commercial capital has been most hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, recording more cases and deaths than any other state in Nigeria.

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There Will Be No COVID Vaccination For People Under the age of 18 – FG

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said that Nigerians under the age of 18 years will not receive the COVID-19 vaccines.

The Federal Government has said it plans to cover 70 per cent of Nigerians within two years. Four million vaccines will be arriving Nigeria on Tuesday, according to the Health minister Mamora. The PTF has approved the TEACH strategy and the electronic management immunization system as the method for administering the COVID vaccines.

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The TEACH approach harnesses all the benefits of traditional, electronic, assisted and concomitant house-to-house registration to optimize the use of innovative technology. Mamora said that the TEACH approach entails traditional method of vaccinating target populations using desk review of available data sources, identifying the vaccination sites and roll out.

The health minister has also warned against private importation of vaccines and emphasized that only the approved health agencies had the right to administer and distribute this vaccines.

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