What is indoor air pollution?
You probably know that it’s harmful to breathe in polluted air when you’re outside and the same is true when you’re indoors. We spend about 90% of our time indoors – at home, at work, at school, or when we go to shops or restaurants.
The British Lung Foundation are a world leading authority and they tell us that poor indoor air quality has been linked to lung diseases like Asthma, which is a common long-term or chronic, disease which affects about 5 million people in the UK.
Also COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) the causes of which include breathing in harmful substances, such as cigarette smoke, as well as smoke from other sources and air pollution.
Indoor air pollution can be caused by many things - these include:
- how you heat your home
- how you cook
- poor ventilation
- chemicals in cleaning products
- some building materials
You may experience indoor air pollution at your home, workplace or in other buildings, the quality of the air you breathe anywhere is especially important if you’re living with a lung condition like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Children are particularly vulnerable to poor indoor air quality as their lungs are still developing, their airways are smaller so inflammation caused by pollution can cause them to narrow more easily than in older people. Pollution can also interact with allergens to cause asthma in children.
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