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Hypothermia is abnormally low body temperature caused by inadequate thermoregulation.
As the metabolism slows down at night, one becomes more sensitive to temperature, and thus supposedly more prone to hypothermia.
The American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discourages people from using fans in closed rooms without ventilation when the heat index is above 32 °C (90 °F).
But in extreme heat – when the blown air is warmer than the body's temperature – it will increase the heat stress placed on the body, potentially speeding the onset of heat exhaustion and other detrimental conditions. "He was adopted to [the] US in 1983 and lived there for about 30 years as [an] American," Hellen Ko of KAS told NBC News in an email. immigration officials called a “lengthy criminal history” eventually caught up with Clay, a combination that sent him back to his birthplace as an adult.Where the idea came from is unclear, but fears about electric fans date almost to their introduction to Korea, with stories dating to the 1920s and 1930s warning of the risks of nausea, asphyxiation, and facial paralysis from the new technology.One conspiracy theory is that the South Korean government created or perpetuated the myth as propaganda to curb the energy consumption of South Korean households during the 1970s energy crisis, but Slate reports that the myth is much older than that – dating almost as far back as the introduction of electric fans in Korea, and cites a 1927 article about "Strange Harm from Electric Fans".