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Five ways in which indoor air pollution harms you

Life&More June 5, 2017
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Five reasons why you should be worried about indoor air pollution; and take remedial steps.

Allergies
Pollen from mite, plants, hair from pets, fungi, parasites etc trigger allergies. It can also lead to asthma and even hay fever.

Chronic headaches
Formaldehyde present in particle boards, carpets and insulation foam leads to chronic headaches, drowsiness.

Respiratory tract problems
Indoor pollution caused by smoking, even second hand smoking, leads to bronchitis, asthma, and interferes with lung function.

Liver damage
Prolonged exposure to chemicals present in hair sprays, perfumes, furniture polish, glues, air fresheners, moth repellents, wood preservatives etc damage liver.

Lung cancer
Radon is a gas that is emitted by the soil. As most modern houses do not have proper ventilation, this gas often remains inside the house. Radiation experts say that exposure to household radon leads to lung cancer.

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