INDOOR POLLUTION IS HOME – SWEET HOME INDEED SWEET & CLEAN ?? !! By Miss Nehal Shah Surat.
What is Indoor Pollution ? The presence of physical, chemical or biological contaminants in the air of confined environments, which are not naturally present in high quantities in the external air of the ecological systems, is known as Indoor Pollution (Italian Ministry of Environment, 1991).
Dust Mites Dermatophagoides farinae Pteronyssinus
Moulds & Fungus Moulds on walls of House Fungal growth on the ceiling
Sound levels (Db) & relative loudness of typical sound sources in indoor
Most Susceptible – Is A CHILD40% illness due to Acute resp. infection (ARI)80% Allergic Asthma
Are the Home Ministers (Woman) safe?! • 95% women come across Smoke in one or the other forms & are most susceptible to CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) or Chronic bronchitis. • i.e out of 10 families 9 women have the possibilities for COPD. • Even if 50 % suffer the disease, LOSS OF WOMEN HEALTH IS LOSS OF A FAMILY.
Few Measures of Prevention 1) Wooden or linoleum flooring only. 2) No stuffed chairs, rugs, drape or leather upholstered furniture. 3) Furniture should be constructed of wooden, plastic or metal. 4) Keep your bed away from air vents, with nothing underneath it. 5) Everything in the room should be washable. This includes bedding, rugs & any foam mattresses. 6) Store clothes in zippered containers. 7) Closets should be kept neat. 8) Overstuffed furniture should be avoided. 9) Eliminate dust catchers like pictures, clutters, drapes etc. 10) Pets should not be kept indoors. 11) Beware of products with strong odors such as deodorizers, mothballs & insect repellents. 12) Humidifiers & Air – conditioners should be kept clean. 13) No smoking in the house of any type. 14) Clean rooms with damp dust cloth twice a week. 15) Keep the décor of house simple.
Human Activities Environmental Quality Indoor Pollution Out Door Pollution