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  • toxins
  • To perform the research, they hunkered down in Concordia's cutting-edge wind tunnel laboratory, a huge underground research facility which allows engineers to test the atmospheric dispersion of pollution and toxins in any given setting. (livemodern.com)
  • Cookstoves
  • The challenge is immense because nearly 3 billion people worldwide use indoor cookstoves and are exposed daily to the pollution that this yields. (nih.gov)
  • Investigators like Dr. Kirk Smith at Berkeley, who have been clear leaders in understanding and evaluating the health impact of cookstoves, have used grants for studies in Bangladesh, India and other locations where indoor air pollution is common. (nih.gov)
  • In 2014, Clasen had an opportunity to expand his research to household air pollution by conducting a large randomized controlled trial in Rwanda that combined water filters with improved cookstoves. (emory.edu)
  • health
  • Indeed, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has noted that indoor air pollution is one of the top public health risks you face on a daily basis. (mercola.com)
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are marking World Rural Women's Day on 15 October 2004 by drawing attention to indoor air pollution - one of the major causes of death and disease in the world's poorest countries. (who.int)
  • The indoor concentration of health-damaging pollutants from a typical wood-fired cooking stove creates carbon monoxide and other noxious fumes at anywhere between seven and 500 times over the allowable limits (see table below). (who.int)
  • WHO recently published the first-ever comprehensive Atlas of Children's Environmental Health as a means of drawing attention to and increasing support for reducing indoor air pollution (and other environmental health issues). (who.int)
  • Are air fresheners bad for your health? (howstuffworks.com)
  • Indoor Air Pollution has become a major topic in environmental research and health. (environmental-expert.com)
  • The impact of air pollution on human health is currently of international concern. (environmental-expert.com)
  • indoor air pollution could lead to an epidemic of breathing problems that could kill faster than sars or the bird flu, warned kirk smith, professor of public health at the university of california, berkeley. (solarcooking.org)
  • globally, indoor smoke ranks tenth as a risk factor for global burden of disease, according to a 2002 world health organisation report. (solarcooking.org)
  • Indoor air pollution is discussed below, including the health affects and sources of contamination and ways to reduce it in the workplace. (findlaw.com)
  • Not only does indoor air pollution compromise the health and productivity of your employees, but it also exposes employers to possible legal action for associated injuries. (findlaw.com)
  • Reviewing the information at Toxtown about the source and effect of these and many other chemicals highlights how big a problem indoor air pollution really is to our health and wellbeing. (hubpages.com)
  • A new study from Hsien-Ho Lin and colleagues at Harvard School of Public Health reviewed the published evidence for an association between tobacco smoking, passive smoking, and indoor air pollution from fuels such as wood and charcoal and the risk of infection, disease, and death from TB. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Bornali Dutta, Associate Director Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Medanta - The Medicity, said: "According to the World Health Organization (WHO) global air pollution database released in Geneva, India has 14 out of the 15 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM 2.5 concentrations. (indianexpress.com)
  • Proper ventilation in your house will prevent air pollutants from affecting you and your family's health. (indianexpress.com)
  • The problem of indoor air pollution has been around for decades but we have never viewed it as a single and critically important risk factor for poor health in the developing world. (nih.gov)
  • We are transitioning ITREOH to a program we call Global Environmental and Occupational Health, or GEOHealth , and indoor air pollution will be included as a key topic. (nih.gov)
  • Clean air is clearly better for health. (nih.gov)
  • The aim is to provide a balanced account of the health risks associated with these major pollutants and to quantify the scale of the problem on a pollution-by-pollution basis. (booktopia.com.au)
  • Air pollution has likely had adverse health effects throughout history due to natural occurrences such as volcanic eruptions and wildfires. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • According to European Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin: "Traffic and smog are of course major causes of pollution, and we are studying and analysing their impact on human health. (innovations-report.com)
  • However, many do not know that exposure to indoor air pollutants can cause immediate and long-term health effects. (filtsep.com)
  • The advice in Leviticus 14:33-48 for treating mold infested houses has contemporary meaning in the recent World Health Organization (WHO) document on damp and moldy indoor spaces [ 1 ]. (mdpi.com)
  • The risks from these fuels, as highlighted in the WHO report, continue to constitute the most significant threats to health from indoor pollutants. (mdpi.com)
  • With the well-documented public health evidence, the civic debate shifted from one that asserted smokers rights to one that assured non-smokers the right to smoke-free indoor environments. (mdpi.com)
  • We need efforts to address the drivers of air pollution in these communities," says Kanyiva Muindi, doctoral student at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine. (umu.se)
  • In the study, Kanyiva Muindi and research colleagues at the African Population and Health Research Center used questionnaires to collect behavioral data related to the sources of air pollution in Korogocho and Viwandani, two Nairobi slum areas where approximately 70,000 people live. (umu.se)
  • deaths
  • All combined, indoor air pollution causes 3.8 million deaths worldwide each year from diseases such as stroke and lung cancer. (medicinenet.com)
  • While the millions of deaths from well-known communicable diseases often make headlines, indoor air pollution remains a silent and unreported killer. (who.int)
  • It's known that millions of deaths worldwide occur due to indoor air pollution, but we don't know yet how much cooking in poorly ventilated kitchens contributes to it," Marston said. (upi.com)
  • breathe
  • Whatever the cause, and wherever it comes from, being able to identify indoor air pollution can help you and your loved ones breathe easier. (medicinenet.com)
  • They provide fresh oxygen to our lungs and planting a few indoor plants in your home with help you breathe clean and off course it gives that extra punch to your indoor décor. (indianexpress.com)
  • By definition, air pollution is when the oxygen we breathe becomes harmful not only to humans but to every living thing. (infobarrel.com)
  • While we're going to great lengths to get into healthier routines and instil better habits in our families, we often overlook the things we can't see - like the air we breathe," said Dr Roshini Raj, clinical associate professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine, who carried out the survey. (filtsep.com)
  • problem
  • The WHO has estimated that about 2 million lives are lost per year from the problem of indoor air pollution and this is clearly a troubling estimate. (nih.gov)
  • We are therefore upgrading our indoor pollution monitoring and response capabilities, and we encourage policymakers and public authorities across Europe to address these issues and devise a consistent and effective strategy to solve the problem. (innovations-report.com)
  • carpets
  • Most people spend more than 80% of their time in buildings and are exposed to a broad range of pollutants from indoor sources such as building materials, furniture, carpets and textiles, heating and cooking, household and consumer products, etc. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Not only that, having a proper flow of air inside your home can help you get rid of all the unwanted smells arising from cooking or from carpets. (indianexpress.com)
  • fuels
  • an ongoing series of studies at four locations in india, funded by fogarty international, is addressing the question of whether exposure to indoor smoke from solid fuels aggravates tuberculosis. (solarcooking.org)
  • In the modern era, burning fossil fuels, electric power generation, home heating, and motor vehicle transport has greatly increased emissions and pollution exposure. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • 2017-08-A study of air pollution levels in Kenyan slum households show that levels are especially high in homes using wood and kerosene as cooking fuels. (umu.se)
  • Background: Tobacco smoking, passive smoking, and indoor air pollution from biomass fuels have been implicated as risk factors for tuberculosis (TB) infection, disease, and death. (harvard.edu)
  • household air pollution
  • Evidence suggests that household air pollution contributes to low birth weight and stunted growth, as well as increases in the risk for cardiovascular and other longer-term diseases in adults, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (emory.edu)
  • 1989
  • Based on the results of a 1989 study conducted by NASA, some indoor houseplants available at your local nursery have the ability to remove some contaminants from the inside air. (gardenguides.com)
  • Allergies
  • As you know, almost all of these examples can cause either an infectious disease or allergies that are typically transmitted through air. (infobarrel.com)
  • The survey found 39% do not change their home heating and cooling system's air filter regularly and put themselves at risk of allergies to dust mites and pollutants produced by household appliances such as gas stoves. (filtsep.com)
  • harmful
  • According to NASA studies intended to find oxygen-producing methods for living in space, plants also remove harmful VOC's from the air. (hubpages.com)
  • While we are all aware about the harmful effects of smoking, it is deadlier indoor. (indianexpress.com)
  • They do not release potentially harmful amounts of indoor air pollutants while retaining all of the warmth, ambience and fragrance of paraffin candles (which are made from petroleum). (scienceblog.com)
  • emissions
  • Recent unprecedented growth of urban areas forming "megacities" on multiple continents has led to enormous concentration of emissions from sources including massive fleets of motor vehicles, electric power generation, heating, and industry, which combine to produce remarkable and sustained air pollution events. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • problems
  • Fortunately, we only need look as far back as a generation or two to learn how to improve our indoor air pollution problems. (hubpages.com)
  • Air pollution is one of today's growing environmental problems. (infobarrel.com)
  • The key to fixing problems in the indoor air at work are these steps. (lung.org)
  • Inadequate ventilation is one of the most common causes of problems with indoor air in a workplace. (lung.org)
  • For more information about solving indoor air problems, check out these tools available online. (lung.org)
  • They are designed to help building professionals investigate and solve indoor air problems in the workplace. (lung.org)
  • Nevertheless, indoor problems persist because of faulty construction, complex building systems, deferred maintenance, new formulations of products and a growing recognition that our homes contribute to our body burden of chemicals. (mdpi.com)
  • tobacco
  • Asbestos, tobacco smoke and carbon monoxide are among other sources of air pollution. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • In the experiments, plants were placed in a chamber for 24 hours and then the air in the chambers was checked for trichloroethylene (an ingredient found in adhesives), benzene (found in detergents, tobacco and paint) or formaldehyde (found in pressed wood products). (gardenguides.com)
  • Among hundreds of reports from electronic databases, the authors reviewed 33 eligible papers on tobacco smoking and TB, five papers on passive smoking and TB, and five on indoor air pollution and TB. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Tobacco smoke - Lastly, this list of indoor air pollutants will not be completed without tobacco smoke. (infobarrel.com)
  • In addition, indoor pollutants such as tobacco smoke, radon, asbestos and benzene may substantially contribute to the increase of cancer incidents in the population. (innovations-report.com)
  • Preliminary evidence indicates that changes in ventilation rates during smoking do not have a significant influence on the air concentration of tobacco components. (innovations-report.com)
  • Methods and Findings: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies reporting effect estimates and 95% confidence intervals on how tobacco smoking, passive smoke exposure, and indoor air pollution are associated with TB. (harvard.edu)
  • We identified 33 papers on tobacco smoking and TB, five papers on passive smoking and TB, and five on indoor air pollution and TB. (harvard.edu)
  • Cleaners
  • Furnaces and portable air cleaners can filter particles out of the air in homes. (findlaw.com)
  • Gerberas, Chrysanthemums, Spider Plants and ivy are just a few plants shown to be efficient air cleaners. (hubpages.com)
  • Contributing to indoor pollution are the myriad of household cleaners we use, which aren't (somewhat astonishingly) regulated by law or even required to meet legal safety standards. (bewell.com)
  • Asthma
  • We now recognize that the risks from indoor air pollution range widely from low birth weight of children to chronic conditions in the elderly and everything in between - acute respiratory disease, cancer, asthma, cardiovascular disease, eye disease, lung disease and chronic pulmonary obstructive lung disease. (nih.gov)
  • For instance, up to 20% of Europeans suffer from asthma due to substances inhaled indoor. (innovations-report.com)
  • unhealthy
  • This allows air pollutants to accumulate inside the building as they cannot escape and they combine with contaminants such as cigarette smoking indoors, gasses given off from poorly ventilated cooking appliances and heaters, and other materials within the home that emit unhealthy chemicals. (asehaqld.org.au)
  • affects
  • In her essay, she wrote that "everyone has different points of view on everything… My view on woodsmoke is: it needs to be minimized, it still affects our air, or better yet it needs to stop. (thenewstribune.com)
  • compounds
  • According to several studies, unlike open spaces where gaseous compounds can disperse freely, the air inside our homes or buildings are typically enclosed. (infobarrel.com)
  • Increased time spent indoors and reduced air exchange rates have increased personal exposure to many compounds originating indoors. (mdpi.com)