They Call it
ON MAY 9TH, 1997 THE Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL devoted front page
coverage to the hazards of sick - car syndrome.
Citing Robert Simmons, a microbiologist at Georgia State University, the article explained how “condensation in the (air conditioning) system makes a home for nasty spores that invade ... and feed on insect parts trapped inside. Before long, the vents are spewing fungi and a ‘dirty sock odor’...”
What does this mean? Simmons explained, “The first thing people get are the classic allergy symptoms. Your eyes get itchy, your nose starts running and you start to sneeze.”
The Toronto Star Also Covered The issue...
Quoting a bulletin from American Honda Motor Co., this article explained how normally functioning A/C units are naturally susceptible to condensation, which is of course, a breeding ground for mold and fungus. When the A/C units are turned on, “micro fungi particles may be blown in to your vehicle and affect your family's health” (From the Toronto Star, May 23, 1998).