Do people catch more colds when the aircon is on?

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Lia Svilans  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi

A while ago on the show you spoke about the fallacy of the cold giving you a cold, how people believed that the sickness is caused by the temperature.

Why is it then that more people seem to get cold-related colds when the weather is cold or the air-conditioning is too high or they go about without enough clothes on?

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Lia Svilans
Australia

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Do people catch more colds when the aircon is on?
« Reply #1 on: 12/06/2009 09:42:57 »
the air conditioner probably aids in transferring the bugs.