Why it is Important to Clean Your Room Air Conditioning SystemsFungi and moulds are an important part of the natural world, often forming complex relationships with other plants or animals. Most are invisible to the human eye, under favourable conditions many can grow rapidly.These growths contain spores – the next generation of fungi – that can become airborne and be inhaled.Mould spores are present all year round, with highest levels in Spring and Autumn. They like damp areas such as your air conditioning indoor coils. The presence of moulds in the air conditioner may cause health problems. There are three ways in which mould makes people ill;
- When airborne mould spores are inhaled. Allergic reactions of varying strengths can be triggered
- Toxic poisoning may occur if various mycotoxins (including VOCs), produced by a mould, become absorbed through the skin, the lungs or the intestine
- Some fungi can infect various parts of the human body, particularly the lungs and the skin – targeting those with a weaker immune system.