Air Conditioning: too cool to be good for you?

Not so many years ago, air conditioning was a luxury vouchsafed only to the privileged few; now, though, it's the norm in many offices and public transport systems, so it's a part of our lives whether we want it or not. Unfortunately, abusively low temperatures and faulty maintenance have led to health problems, triggering common disorders in some people and occasional major outbreaks of illnesses such as Legionnaires' disease. Let's take a look at the pros and cons of keeping your cool:   Benefits: Extreme heat has a clear negative impact on the intellect and on physical activity and the use of air conditioning can go some way to rectifying this. It improves comfort levels at work and at leisure. It improves job performance. It can result in increased physical…
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