Air conditioning is a godsend when temperatures soar, but a number of studies by scientists and groups point to a raft of potential health problems caused by our favourite must-have accessory.
Mouldy odours are often the first sign of trouble, but motorists can grow accustomed to the very gradual onset of the smell and not realise the vehicle is contaminated.Until the problem is pointed out to them.
By this time SCS could be apparent, with drivers experiencing hay fever type symptoms, eye irritation and bronchial infections.
Mould and bacteria growth in the vehicle’s air conditioning system causes:
The medical profession refers to this as ‘Sick Car Syndrome
Sick Car Syndrome (SCS) is the name given to the increasing problem of mould and bacteria growth in vehicle air conditioning systems.Studies show that the dark, moist environment around the evaporator creates an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and fungal spores.
As air passes over the evaporator these microbes become airborne and enter the passenger compartment through the dash vents.
We offer our customers an Annual Air-Conditioning Service, curing and preventing Sick Car Syndrome and protecting their health.