Hey guys, Kennie here! Welcome back to another Superstitions post! Today I will be talking about the Korean superstition that fans can kill you! We all know a few Kpop fans can go a bit over the top but today we will be talking about electrical fans!
In Korea, its believed that you shouldn’t sleep in a room with an electric fan on that has closed windows and doors. Some believe that the fan can cause asphyxiation from the way it regulates the air in a closed off room. When you breath out you release a lower concentration of oxygen and a higher concentration of carbon dioxide gas. Some believe that that the movement of the air reduces the amount of oxygen and increases the buildup of carbon dioxide, which can cause suffocation from lack of oxygen.
There are also theories that it can cause hypothermia, and the American Environmental Agency recommends that you do not have your fan running in rooms without ventilation when the temperatures are above 90 °F (32 °C ). It may cause heat stress on the body and possibly speed up heat exhaustion and other serious heat related health conditions. It is also believed that it could cause hypothermia. When you fall asleep, your metabolism slows down which can cause you to get colder easier, but this theory implies that the fan causes the temperature to drop low enough that is causes hypothermia.
Did you guys believe that fans can cause deaths? Let us know why or why not in the comments below!