Health Risks and Ways to Improve Indoor Air

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Little do we know that indoor air pollution is far more dangerous than outdoor air. The indoor air levels has many pollutants in which may result in two to five, or even more than one hundred times higher than outdoor levels of air pollutants that human are exposed to. Due to the fact that indoor air pollution is far more concentrated than outdoor air. Indoor air pollution is the presence of one or more contaminants that carry a certain degree of human risk. In which, causes or contributes to the development of infections, lung cancer, and chronic lung diseases such as asthma. It is estimated that 2.2 millions deaths each year are due to indoor air pollution, in comparison to 500,000 deaths outdoor. 
   
The sources that primarily causes indoor air pollution are due to releases of gases or particles, the problem of air quality inside homes isn’t safe which causes a risk to humans. But there are ways to reduce the risk of air pollution that happens indoor. Here are some examples: Keeping your home at a healthy level humidity around 30%-50% can help keep the moisture under control. Another one is making your home a no-smoking zone, cigarettes contains more than 4,000 chemicals that lingers in the air. Also test for radon, whether you have a new or old home. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is a risk of lung cancer. Learning about the risk can help reduce your indoor air pollution and it could make a difference towards a healthier environment indoor for both, you and your family.


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