This is an educational article where you will get to know the disadvantage of using one the most common household appliances in your homes.
Ceiling fans are one of the oldest and most common household appliances found in our homes for ventilation. Though they are cheap and easy to maintain when compared to others in this category like the air conditioners, the air from fans are dangerous to the health than you think and do more harm than good.
Apart from being a potential source of fire outbreak, the air from fans are very risky and harmful to the health especially during sleep.
Stop Using Ceiling Fans in Your Homes It Causes These 3 Health Complications.
Asthma is a condition in which a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow and swell and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe. One very notable thing about fans is the ability of its blade to collect and retain dust and pollen. When the fans are switched on, they circulate these substances and we inhale them, this causes dry air and eventually escalates to asthma if continued.
- Muscle Sore
This condition is characterized by stiffening of muscle fibres. Sleeping with a fan on causes the muscles to become stiff due to constriction of blood vessels which leads to restricted blood flow hence stiffening of muscles. This can be noticed in areas like the neck, the knee and the waist. It is advisable to stop using a ceiling fan as it obstructs the circulation of blood, this can even lead to shock.
This condition is characterized by joint pain and inflammation, it is usually noticed around the knee region. Prolonged fan air on the body can lead to joint pain due to the restricting or less amount of blood pain in that area, this pain can escalate to inflammation in the case of older people.
These above are some health complications that can be caused by using a fan at home while sleeping.
The question is what then can we use?
It is advisable to use air conditioners as they are more healthy when compared to fan, they remove warm air and replace it with cooler air by treating air through a refrigeration cycle. Air from air conditioners circulate around the room thereby reducing risk of joint pain. Air conditioners also reduce the risk of asthma.