Majority of our lives are spent inside the four walls; whether in a cubicle or at our home. Unfortunately, lack of proper ventilation or presence of pollutants in many homes, buildings and office premises can result in higher quantities of contaminants, creating poor indoor air quality. This, in turn, can result in a number of health ailments. Let’s find out more about it in details.
What causes indoor air pollution?
Air Pollution occurs when gases, dust particles, fumes, smoke or odour is introduced into the atmosphere in a way that makes it harmful to humans, animals and plants. This is because the air around becomes contaminated. Air pollution can result from both human and natural actions. However, human activities act as a frequent contributor for air pollution. These include emissions from industries, automobile engines, fumes from a car exhaust, household cleaning products, all of which are harmful to breathe in. Now you must be thinking that all this definitely raises the pollution outside than inside. But as a matter of fact the range and concentration of pollutants inside buildings are often much greater than those found outdoors. The specific causes of indoor air pollution are cut flowers and potted plants, air fresheners, candles and other materials we burn, smoke from open fires, pet danders, dust mites, mould and mildew in poorly ventilated rooms.
What are the effects of indoor air pollution?
Air pollutants can be very harmful and can bring about serious health issues. The level of effect usually depends on the length of time and exposure, as well as the types of chemicals you’re exposed to. The short term effects include irritation to the eyes, nose and throat, frequent headaches, nausea and allergic reactions. Indoor air pollution can also aggravate the medical conditions of individuals with asthma. Continual exposure affects the lungs of children and may aggravate or complicate medical conditions in the elderly. Statistics suggest that ‘In developing countries, health impacts of indoor air pollution far outweigh those of outdoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution from solid fuels accounted for 3.5 million deaths and 4.5% global daily-adjusted life year (DALY) in 2010; it also accounted for 16% particulate matter pollution’. – Indian J Community Med
How to eliminate indoor air pollution?
The way we take initiatives in cleaning household surfaces and filtering drinking water, with the same enthusiasm, we should now think of cleaning and filtering the air we breathe. With the given fact that indoor air can be 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, our lungs get exposed to this pollution and end up collecting dust, smoke, pollen and odours that live in the air. One of the most important steps in prevention of indoor air pollution is spreading awareness among people about the issue and the serious threat it poses to their health and wellbeing. Also, during construction of a house, importance should be given to adequate ventilation. And not to forget that air purifiers could be the answer to a lot of common problems, especially with toxic fog and deadly air pollution rising in India. They can help remove dust, allergens, mould spores, bacteria, viruses and smoke, improving your air quality in a highly polluted environment. An Air Purifier can truly reduce increased smoke, pollution dust particles and lingering household smells. They can also be highly beneficial in urban populations as allergens including pollen could be significantly reduced, as well as unpleasant pet odours. You don’t have to suffer from health issues or asthma to own an air purifier. They can benefit all types of living environments and people. Owning an air purifier can certainly save your money in the long term and you’ll notice the benefits almost immediately, such as the reduction of air pollution within your home.
Welcome Atmoz Air Purifiers
Atmoz Air Purifiers provide cleaner air and healthier indoor environment. Atmoz Air Purifiers are one the most effective ways to clean the air in your home. All of our Air Purifiers comes with a true HEPA filter that removes up to 99% of smoke particles, pollen and all kinds of active allergens. It’s also capable of gathering 0.3 microns or larger from the air that passes through the filter. For a better and healthier environment we recommend Atmoz M1 and M2 range of Air Purifiers. More details, pricing, features etc. are available in the link below.