Does Air-conditioning filter out car emission fumes??

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cheeriosarenice
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There is a gym that I'm thinking about joining. It's ok, but the thing that is making me hesistant is the fact that it is right next to (10 metres) a crossroads which has high levels of air pollution (It breaches the safe limit amounts quite badly), and the road is extremely busy.

There is aircon in the gym. Would this filter out the car exhaust fumes, or will they still get into the gym? I don't really want to workout whilst breathing in all that pollution.
You can't smell any fumes inside the gym, but of course that doesn't mean anything.
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They all should but generally it depends on they type of system.

All active systems (electronic) have filters.

As to the extent of the filtration, I am unaware without additional research.
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They all should but generally it depends on they type of system.

All active systems (electronic) have filters.

As to the extent of the filtration, I am unaware without additional research.
So do you think the air quality will be ok inside?
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So do you think the air quality will be ok inside?
Should be fine
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Should be fine
Have you got any evidence to back this up?
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Have you got any evidence to back this up?
Well I ain't dead yet
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Well I ain't dead yet
But is your gym 10 metres away from a road that has pollution which well exceeds the limits?
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But is your gym 10 metres away from a road that has pollution which well exceeds the limits?
No, my house is in an industrial estate next to motorway - which double the limits
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No, my house is in an industrial estate next to motorway - which double the limits
Yeah but how many metres are you away.

The pollution is only really bad in the first 10 metres, very bad up to 30, and then less and less. After 150/200m it's fine.
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Yeah but how many metres are you away.

The pollution is only really bad in the first 10 metres, very bad up to 30, and then less and less. After 150/200m it's fine.
Surrounded by chemical plants, 10m from motorway
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Stop being a pussy. You'll be fine.
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Surrounded by chemical plants, 10m from motorway
Seriously?

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Stop being a pussy. You'll be fine.
Says the guy who doesn't have to use the gym full of fumes
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Seriously?
Yeah
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Yeah
How do you get to sleep with all the noise from the road?

My Grandad lived 10m from a motorway too, and I couldn't ever get to sleep until like midnight, and then woken up at 5 by the traffic rushing past.
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How do you get to sleep with all the noise from the road?

My Grandad lived 10m from a motorway too, and I couldn't ever get to sleep until like midnight, and then woken up at 5 by the traffic rushing past.
One of two things:
1) I might've got used to it
2) I'm stone deaf
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One of two things:
1) I might've got used to it
2) I'm as straight as a roundabout
Yeh, I think the second one for you.
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Yeh, I think the second one for you.
I think you'll find most of tsr can vouch otherwise lol

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Most residential/commercial A/C systems have "make up" air intakes. If those are located above ground level (and hopefully on the far side of the bldg from the motorway), you could be ok. As a part-time A/C repair person, i'd say if you cannot smell exhaust in the gym - it's probably ok. How are you evaluating your pollution levels? Sneak the measurement equipment into the gym! Cheers & good luck!
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Most residential/commercial A/C systems have "make up" air intakes. If those are located above ground level (and hopefully on the far side of the bldg from the motorway), you could be ok. As a part-time A/C repair person, i'd say if you cannot smell exhaust in the gym - it's probably ok. How are you evaluating your pollution levels? Sneak the measurement equipment into the gym! Cheers & good luck!
Hi, thanks for your response.
The air intakes are on top of the building (not very high - about the height of a double decker bus?). So they are about 15 metres away and not that high of the ground I suppose.
If it was in a big tower block I woldn't care at all, as the air intakes would be either the very top, or at the back, so no pollution.

The road's pollution levels are real, and it is under an air management control, as pollution is 2.5 times higher than the busy roads in London's West end!
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