Lim of the Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) said the 2019 theme, 'Beat Air Pollution,' is very relevant to the people of Asean, now more than ever, given that the WHO estimated that indoor air pollution
in the Asean region has caused more than 376,000 premature deaths; while outdoor air pollution contributed to more than 149,000 premature deaths annually.
Overall, long-term exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution
contributed to nearly five million deaths from stroke, diabetes, heart attack, lung cancer and chronic lung disease in 2017.
Indoor air pollution
, from sources including cooking, cleaning activities and cigarette smoke, is a known trigger for asthma symptoms.
After passing through the 'coal-smoke pollution' and 'photochemical pollution' phases, China is entering a third phase of 'indoor air pollution
Solar system still reduced kerosene consumption by half and lead to a reduction in emissions, which helps in terms of climate change as well as indoor air pollution
. Households might not take into account these positive environmental and health externalities.
A significant proportion of indoor air pollution
is due to outdoor air pollution.
A smokeless stove is greatly beneficial like it does not carry indoor air pollution
, carries high fuel efficiency, low cost, durable, aligned with current habits, having mobility, and easy to install at home for cooking.
Many different things can cause indoor air pollution
, and they have a cumulative effect on our health.
A study of infants in Paarl, South Africa, suggests that antenatal exposure to indoor air pollution
and tobacco smoke are the predominant risk factors for lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) and wheezing illnesses in infants.
The 25 papers from the latest iteration of the international air pollution conference discuss transport problems, air pollution modeling, monitoring and measuring, case studies, indoor air pollution
, innovative technologies, and exposure and health effects.
Indoor air pollution
, also referred to as household air pollution, is a public health issue of concern throughout the world.
Mohammad Yaseen said, the institute held this workshop as a step to support and enhance cooperation and exchange of experiences among scientific institutions in all parts of the world and to show the results of scientific research on indoor air pollution
. WHO announced that 2.4 million people die every year due to some factors caused by air pollution, where 1.5 million of them die from diseases caused by indoor pollution, he said.