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Your Home and your Lungs.
« on: January 13, 2012, 10:53:54 AM »
Most people know about outdoor air pollution,much of which is caused by traffic.But what do we mean by indoor air pollution?As most of us spend about 90%of our time indoors.Its important to ensure that the air we breathe in our homes for where we work is as clear and unpolluted as possible.
The main causes of indoor air pollution are
- tobacco smoke
-Animal dusts
-Mould,mildew
-Bacteria,(come from badly cleaned air conditioners or from a source of damp in your home.
Heaters and stoves that use gas or propane can produce harmful amounts of nitrogen dioxide and/or carbon monoxide.Chemicals in some household products such as aerosols,cleaning products ,pesticides,paints and solvents can cause dizziness,nausea or allergic reactions.
Note:House dust mites are found in every home mainly in bedding.When the atmosphere is warm and moist,it is virtually impossible to get rid of them as they breed very fast.Many people,especially those with asthma,are allergic to house dust mites.