Do people experience extremely dried eyes and swollen nose when going to certain libraries?

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I'm fairly young person with dried eyes and I enjoy reading books at libraries.

Problem is, there are libraries that ruins my concentration by worsening my eye dryness and nose breathing. 

There are libraries that I can read books at for even longer than 10 hours, but some libraries cause the condition I described after 5~10 minutes of being there.

I'm not quite familiar with science and I was wondering why this is the case? Is this something to do with poor designing of the building or conditioning the temperature and humidity?

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    Hello Jim, as soon as I saw your headline, I immediately thought of air conditioning & then reading your post confirms to me, that it is the air con.

    Years ago, I used to work in a secure environment & because of this, we had air con but we also had to have a humidifier because the air con dries the atmosphere so much.

    You need to drink plenty of water & use lubricating eye drops for your eyes.  You can use generic drops, you don't have to spend a lot on branded ones.

    Are you in the UK?

     

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      No I live in the US. 

      I'm still wondering why those who designed the libraries didn't bothered to install proper(ideal) air conditioning and humidifier in the first place. It's as if they don't care about people who use the place.

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    Hi Jim

    The air conditioning can vary depending on how well the system is mainteined. There is a condition called Sick Buidling Syndrome.

    Meanwhile protect your eyes but only after seeking eye medical advice.

     

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