Air conditioner dust getting into lungs?

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Hi,

If you have dirty window type airconditioner in a room and it hasn't been washed or cleaned for say 3 years since installed, can the dusts, molds, etc. inside the airconditioner got into your lungs and become sort of like streaky infiltrates? Or does it simply circulate the existing dusts, molds in the room. Thank you.
 

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hutchphd
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Yes.
Clean the filters in the air conditioner.
Clean up the room.
Not rocket science. Common sense.
 
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I assume the air filter has been washed more or less regularly.
If it has, must of the dirt that has been deposited on the internal parts of the machine will remain there.
Dust in suspension will move through the air filter and internals, just like the air does.
Some of that dust will find its way out via the blower back into the room.
 

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