Indoor air pollution


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Indoor air pollution

Chemical, physical, or biological contaminants in indoor air.
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And although asthma too is related to various sources of indoor air pollution and made worse by outdoor air pollution, yet, as Professor Ross Anderson, Member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Scientific Advisory Committee, conceded, there is no convincing evidence to prove that air pollution causes asthma in children or adults.
Since people there spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors, researchers said, indoor air pollution has become a source of increasing concern.
Several initiatives have been taken by the UAE in curbing indoor air pollution, including the recent organisation of the Emirates Standardization and Metrology Authority (ESMA), which the government believes will improve the ambient air quality including banning the use and import of asbestos and other hazardous construction materials, banning smoking in public places, electronically tracking the entry of hazardous material into the country etc.
Most research into indoor air pollution has focused on sources that are particularly relevant in developed countries, such as environmental tobacco smoke, volatile organic compounds from furnishings, and radon from soil.
Indoor air pollution from everyday sources can be deadly and their effects cumulative:
For its part, Collins & Aikman has taken one step to combat SBS with the introduction of Powerbond RS, a concept in carpeting that eliminates and/or minimizes several major contributors to indoor air pollution.
Now that the EPA has addressed the effects of indoor air pollution, concerned consumers can use our Air Monitor to gauge the quality of the air in their home, car, or wherever there's a computer with a USB port.
Vapor intrusion refers to the problem of underground gases seeping into buildings and causing hazardous indoor air pollution.
Addressing air pollution at the international, national, and local levels, the proceedings of the July 2014 conference collects recent research on air pollution modeling, monitoring and measuring pollution, aerosols and particles in the atmosphere, emissions, exposure and health effects, air quality management, and indoor air pollution.
Indoor air pollution arising out of inhaling solid cooking fuel smoke directly caused 3.
The UB study, published online this month, in the journal Cancer Causes and Control, found that indoor air pollution that generates fine particulate matter is a key contributor to the high rates of lung cancer among Chinese women, despite the fact that few of them smoke.
According to researchers from the Sheffield University in the UK, indoor air pollution in airtight kitchens can be three times more noxious than traffic- choked streets.

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