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Indoor air pollution kills a million people every year in India

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Over a million people in India die every year because of indoor air pollution, among highest in the world, but the country's top advisory body the Planning Commission wants more epidemiological studies to agree for national indoor air pollution norms. Indoor air pollution is bigger killer than outdoor air pollution in India with the recent global burden of diseases report listing the former as second biggest killer and latter as fifth largest...

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Indoor Air Pollution

The deadliest environmental problem today is indoor air pollution.

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Indoor air pollution still gets fairly little attention for such a spectacularly lethal public-health problem.
Here's the basic version: About 3 billion people around the world — mostly in Africa and Asia, and mostly very poor — still cook and heat their homes by burning coal, charcoal, dung, wood, or plant residue in their homes. These homes often have poor ventilation, and the smoke can cause all sorts of respiratory diseases..

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Indoor pollution levels in city alarming, finds study

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Gurgaon: A study conducted by a private hospital and an NGO has painted an alarming picture of the quality of air we breathe indoors in Gurgaon. According to it, of the 100 offices and houses surveyed, 76% were found to have unhealthy indoor air quality with PM2.5 concentration over 250 microns per cubic metre (m³). The study also found 31% of the population - who spend time indoors at offices and homes - had one or the other air-borne diseases, while 47% have symptoms of respiratory diseases..

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Indoor Air Pollution Sources

8 Shockingly Common Home Pollution Dangers

ALTERNET.ORG

The Environmental Protection Agency says the air we breathe indoors can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside. And that is largely our fault as we unwittingly introduce products into our home that diminish the quality of our air. While we may know that secondhand smoke, radon gas and molds impair our indoor air quality, many sources of indoor air pollution aren’t so obvious..

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Indoor Air Pollution Effects

6 Ways Indoor Air Pollution Affects Your Health

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Could the air you are breathing in be harmful to your health and lead to lasting health effects? It is easy to forget about air as a potential risk factor for our health because we can’t tangibly see air to consider its power..

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What is Indoor Air Pollution?

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Many people, when they think of air pollution, they think about smog and car emissions. This is what is called outdoor air pollution but it is more dangerous when it becomes indoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution occurs when certain air pollutants from particles and gases contaminate the air of indoor areas. These air pollutants can cause respiratory diseases or even cancer. Removing the air pollutants can improve the quality of your indoor air..

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Indoor Air Pollution Effects on Health

This is how poor indoor air quality affects your health

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Air pollution kills millions of people around the globe each year. It is the single biggest environmental threat to human health, from smog hanging over cities to smoke inside the home. The World Health Organisation (WHO) data reveals that the combined effects of ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution led to an estimated 6.5 million deaths in 2015, as a result of increased mortality from stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections. When we talk about air pollution, most of us focus our minds on things like smog, power plants, emissions from cars and trucks, which are all examples of outdoor air pollution. But what many don't know is that air indoors can actually be far worse..

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Ways to purify your indoor air for fresh air

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Delhi recently faced a panic situation. Schools were closed and people were forced to wear masks to battle the deteriorated air condition. The whole city was engulfed in smog and stepping out of home felt like entering gas chambers, literally! Even today we worry only about outdoor air, assuming that inside our homes we are safe and breathing fresh air, but what we breathe inside is even more damaging. It has been found that air pollutants inside our homes and the degradation of air quality by toxic chemicals are ten times worse than the outdoor air pollution! It is because closed areas enable pollutants to build up more than open spaces...

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Ways to pureefy Indoor Air Pollution

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Did you know: The air inside your home is actually 2 to 5 times more polluted and toxic than the air you breathe outdoors? It's appalling, really. We go for regular health check-ups, pop pills on a daily basis, stress over allergies, but neglect the most basic thing there is - the quality of the air we breathe 24/7. Everything from the mattresses we sleep on to our kids' pajamas can contain harmful chemicals and toxins. Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja, Healing Touch Hospital says, "Breathing in toxic gases can cause rashes, coughing, irritation in the eyes, as well as asthma like symptoms.

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