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Air Conditioning

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High impact information on Air Conditioning

  • The climate sensitivity parameter (gamma, the equilibrium response of global mean surface temperature to doubled CO2) was used to define the control climate [1].
  • Two species of amoebae were isolated from the cooling tower of an air-conditioning system and examined for effects of exposure to four cooling tower biocides, a thiocarbamate compound, tributyltin neodecanoate mixed with quaternary ammonium compounds, another quaternary ammonium compound alone, and an isothiazolin derivative [2].
  • We conducted 2 episodes of superheat-and-flush based on the published recommendations from the Department of Health, Taiwan; US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers [3].
  • The influence of air conditioning, humidity, temperature and other household characteristics on mite allergen concentrations in the northeastern United States [4].
  • We report the first study of R-134a (also known as HFC-134a and CF3CFH2) refrigerant leakage from air conditioning (AC) systems of modern vehicles [5].

Biological context of Air Conditioning

  • Reflexes that serve to optimize the air-conditioning function of the nose by altering sinus blood flow, or serve to protect the nasal mucosal surface by mucus secretion, vasodilatation, and sneezing, can be initiated by a variety of stimuli, including allergen, cold air, and chemical irritation [6].

Associations of Air Conditioning with chemical compounds


Gene context of Air Conditioning

  • Aeroallergen sensitization in pediatric allergic rhinitis in Singapore: is air-conditioning a factor in the tropics [12]?
  • These staff were likely to have worked in areas of the hospital ventilated by the contaminated air conditioning plant, but not necessarily the OPD [13].
  • Air conditioning systems may increase the prevalence of SBS-symptoms relative to natural ventilation if not clean [14].
  • 4. Simple air-conditioning can reduce the temperature sufficiently for the viability of the embryo to be preserved for up to a week [15].
  • The ECLSS Test Program encompasses the Water Recovery Test (WRT), the Integrated Air Revitalization Test (IART), and Life Testing, which permits ECLSS design evaluation [16].


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  2. Stimulatory effect of cooling tower biocides on amoebae. Srikanth, S., Berk, S.G. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. (1993) [Pubmed]
  3. Abbreviated duration of superheat-and-flush and disinfection of taps for Legionella disinfection: lessons learned from failure. Chen, Y.S., Liu, Y.C., Lee, S.S., Tsai, H.C., Wann, S.R., Kao, C.H., Chang, C.L., Huang, W.K., Huang, T.S., Chao, H.L., Li, C.H., Ke, C.M., Lin, Y.S. American journal of infection control. (2005) [Pubmed]
  4. The influence of air conditioning, humidity, temperature and other household characteristics on mite allergen concentrations in the northeastern United States. van Strien, R.T., Gehring, U., Belanger, K., Triche, E., Gent, J., Bracken, M.B., Leaderer, B.P. Allergy (2004) [Pubmed]
  5. R-134a emissions from vehicles. Siegl, W.O., Wallington, T.J., Guenther, M.T., Henney, T., Pawlak, D., Duffy, M. Environ. Sci. Technol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  6. Neurology of allergic inflammation and rhinitis. Canning, B.J. Current allergy and asthma reports. (2002) [Pubmed]
  7. Predictors of house-dust-mite allergen concentrations in dry regions in Australia. Vanlaar, C.H., Downs, S.H., Mitakakis, T.Z., Leuppi, J.D., Car, N.G., Peat, J.K., Marks, G.B. Allergy (2001) [Pubmed]
  8. Oxidative defluorination of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane by rat liver microsomes. Olson, M.J., Reidy, C.A., Johnson, J.T., Pederson, T.C. Drug Metab. Dispos. (1990) [Pubmed]
  9. Normal oxygen atmosphere is essential for the solitary long-term culture of early preantral mouse follicles. Smitz, J., Cortvrindt, R., Van Steirteghem, A.C. Mol. Reprod. Dev. (1996) [Pubmed]
  10. In-flight disinsection as an efficacious procedure for preventing international transport of insects of public health importance. Russell, R.C., Paton, R. Bull. World Health Organ. (1989) [Pubmed]
  11. Indoor and outdoor air quality investigation at schools in Hong Kong. Lee, S.C., Chang, M. Chemosphere (2000) [Pubmed]
  12. Aeroallergen sensitization in pediatric allergic rhinitis in Singapore: is air-conditioning a factor in the tropics? Kidon, M.I., See, Y., Goh, A., Chay, O.M., Balakrishnan, A. Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. (2004) [Pubmed]
  13. The Stafford outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. O'Mahony, M.C., Stanwell-Smith, R.E., Tillett, H.E., Harper, D., Hutchison, J.G., Farrell, I.D., Hutchinson, D.N., Lee, J.V., Dennis, P.J., Duggal, H.V. Epidemiol. Infect. (1990) [Pubmed]
  14. Summary of human responses to ventilation. Seppänen, O.A., Fisk, W.J. Indoor air. (2004) [Pubmed]
  15. Effects of storage conditions on hatchability of chicken eggs in a warm climate. Antwi, A. Br. Poult. Sci. (1993) [Pubmed]
  16. Overview of the Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) testing at MSFC. Traweek, M.S., Tatara, J.D. Life support & biosphere science : international journal of earth space. (1998) [Pubmed]
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