Indoor air pollution: How to combat it?

Indoor air pollution: How to combat it?

Indoor air quality explains how indoor air can affect health, comfort and ability to work. Among the aspects that affect indoor air space are temperature, relative humidity, fungus, bacteria, bad ventilation, and exposure to chemicals. Awareness of indoor air pollution is less compared to outdoor air pollution. However, the issue of indoor air quality has received the attention of the general public when new air pollutants are found.

Good internal air quality is required for a healthy internal work environment. Improved indoor air quality can cause a variety of short-term and long-term health problems. Health problems commonly associated with indoor air pollution are poor including allergic reactions, respiratory problems, eye irritation, sinusitis, bronchitis and pneumonia. These issues occur in buildings with mechanical ventilation and air cond systems including separate air cond units.

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Improper indoor air quality will contribute to discomfort, health effects, low absence of work and productivity. Good indoor air quality will have a good health effect on building residents and contribute to comfort and wellbeing. Among the health effects caused by poor indoor air quality are Legionnaires disease, cancer due to radon exposure and carbon monoxide poisoning.

For greater health impacts such as allergic and asthma effects due to exposure to pollutants such as dust and fungus, discomfort from extreme cold such as dizziness and headache, extreme fatigue, skin problems and others. Such health effects and impacts will contribute to the cost of medical care, sick leave and lack of productivity to the residents of the building.

How to prevent air pollution in the room?

To control pollution from various sources.

The main point of controlling indoor air pollution is to control the materials to limit and stop the use of pollutants and to promote using green materials. Be careful or less using chemicals, cosmetics, all types of aerosols, etc.

Keep clean room

Airflow and human activity will increase internal odour, bacteria, viruses, dust contamination. We often have to clean the room to prevent indoor air pollution.

Save the room naturally

To keep the room naturally is good ventilation is a good way to improve the fresh air quality indoor and outdoor air will melt indoor air pollutants and reduce concentrations. But naturally ventilation should be avoided if outside air pollution is also serious.

Install the ventilation system

Effective use of aeration tools can effectively remove sulfur dioxide in homes in the home, which will maintain good air quality and correct temperature temperatures. It can not only filter oxygen-energized air into the room, but also emit rotten air and stench in time.

Using ventilation systems, to create your very comfortable, healthy, permanent oxygen, energy saving, clean living environment. You can check for yourself signs of air pollution problems that may be in your home:

  • Unpleasant smell
  • Choking air
  • Dirty air conditioner (open air cond and check the state of the filter)
  • Room or place with excess moisture, condensation, leakage or water spill
  • Fungal growth should not exist (as below or behind the sinks of the bathroom)

Bad signs in infants or children:

  • Inflammation (your child’s eyes may be watery or he may rub it without cause), nose or throat (he may sneeze and cough for no reason)
  • Respiratory problems (he may be breathless for breathing or wheezing)
  • A runny nose (nasal irritation can result in excessive noses)

If you see the following signs, immediately transfer your child to another home area, and monitor them to ensure the following signs do not last. On the other hand, if there is no haze, you can also take them out to get fresh air. If your child starts talking, do not ignore it when he grumbles about the stench because it may be related to poor indoor air quality.

Therefore, it is important to ensure that no pollutants will produce bad indoor air quality in the home as children are infectious groups.