Deadly Effects Of Indoor Air Pollution

The indoor air pollution is caused on account of many reasons. The consequences of polluted air in the interiors are numerous. They can result in minor eye or ear infection to long-term effects – respiratory disease and cancer. Exposure to CO (carbon monoxide) which is released by combustion devices can lead to rapid or slow death. Indoor air pollution has been ranked by the federal scientists as one of the biggest environmental problems. .

Now how to know if your indoor air is polluted? Well there is no clear way of knowing it. The only symptom is that you will find yourself or any one in the family coughing and sneezing for no apparent reasons. You can develop watery eyes, fatigue, dizziness, headaches, and upper respiratory congestion. Try to note if these symptoms mitigate when you leave the premises. If it is so, then your indoor air is surely filthy.

What are the effects of indoor air pollution?

• Rhinitis, nasal congestion
• Dyspnea
• Conjunctival (eye) irritation
• Wheezing
• Asthma
• Rashes
• Ailment of the lungs
• Pharyngitis (sore throat), cough
• Epistaxis or bleeding nose
• Hearing loss

• Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat, sometimes leading to shortness of breath)
• Headache or dizziness
• Lethargy, fatigue, malaise
• Fever, chills
• Myalgia (muscle pain)
• Nausea, vomiting, anorexia

 

 

 

 

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