Login or Register

  Welcome: Guest

Home >> Article >> Education >> Others >> Post New Article Bookmark and Share

Danger at Home !!

March 19, 2013  by: Pankaj Tanwar  Points: 8   Category: Others  Earning $0.10   Views: 892

When you are inside your home, you think you are finally safe from all calamities. But are you safe ?? This question arises in everyone mind. So we will discuss about it.


You are in a busy public area , coughing or breathing in polluted air. Driving home in peak traffic, you curse as smoke and exhaust fumes assail you from all sides. But when you reach home , you shut the windows, switch on the fan, and relax, breathing a sigh of relief. Feeling safe finally.

But are you safe ? Actually not. Right here too, countless allergens and pollutants are possibly assailing you. You are being subjected to Indoor Air Pollution that is also known as IAP. Few people know this because most studies, media attention and public campaigns have focused on outdoor pollution. But IAP is scarier than you could imagine. India currently has the world's largest number of IAP - related health problems with 75 per cent of its rural households burning wood, dung cakes,and crop residues - the traditional biomass fuels. Also, an estimated 5,00,000 women and children die in India each year due to IAP related causes - 25 per cent of estimated IAP - related deaths worldwide , according to a World bank Report. Studies by, All India institute of medical sciences, New Delhi, show how unhealthy cooking methods and use of biomass fuels not only contribute to respiratory - tract infections, including chronic bronchitis in women, but also puts children below five at grave risk. As he notes, even poor ventilation contributes. Broadly in urban India, the main IAP contributors are aerobiologicals and irritants. Aerobiologicals are dust mites, cockroaches, pollen and fungi, pet excreta, bacteria and viruses. It takes a 100 dust mites per gm of dust to develop sensitivity and 500 dust mites per gm of dust to trigger coughing and wheezing. Even our kitchen trash bin contributes a huge volume of illness causing bacteria and unpleasant odour to indoor air. Cockroach droppings trigger allergic asthma. Irritants and carpets, heavy draperies and cupboards made of compressed wood, which contain formaldehyde causing chronic eye irritation, cough and asthma. Granite emits radon that produces cough. LPG and electricity are healthier for cooking. Modern fuels are especially needed in vulnerable rural areas. I suggest to allow plenty of sunlight into the home and permits cross ventilation. Sun mattresses, pillows, carpets regularly. Restrict relative humidity to 40 to 50 per cent and keep kitchens scrupulously clean. Pets are okay, if you keep them clean. A better alternative is indoor plants, which absorb carbondioxide and emit oxygen.


No response found. Be the first to respond to this post

Post Comment

Please Log In  to post comment

Related Resources

Your Browser home page will never be changed
In this we will see how to make your browser home page permanent.

Tips for Colds and Burns home remedies
Colds and Sore throat are the commonest ailments. Burns, caused in the kitchen or due to contact with heated engines of vehicles are also fairly common and cause pain. Here are a few home remedies to combat them.

Prepare Shrikhand at home
Shrikhand is nothing but falvoured yoghurt(curd). It is a famous sweet dish of Western India

Keep your home pollution free.
Home can be decorated by several ways but it need to keep Pollution free

How to change background image for google home page?
This article describes the procedure to change the background image of the google home page.

Latest Resources From The Same Category

To create study interest in children
Almost all children are lazy in study. Here are some tips for parents and teachers how to create study interest in children.

Writers Block - The Inside story
Writers block refers to a condition where the writer generally loses the ability to write or concentrate on their writing work, thereby unable to produce any new work.

Which Time Table is Right and Best for Studies for Students?
Time table for studies, to not only excel in exams; but also needed to thoroughly understand, learn, remember each subject of studies for good writing skills to write in exams, what you have learn. But, that is one aspect of why time table is necessary.

Indian Judiciary - in need of reforms
As things stand today Indian judiciary needs to reform quickly , so that there is more accountability and fairness and more importantly make sure that people do not lose faith and trust in the legal system of our country

Objective and Subjective: A discussion on the differences
Students always here these words "Objective" and "Subjective". A look at the differences between "Objective: and "Subjective".


Top Performers     Top Contributors     Share and Earn     Terms of Service    Privacy Policy     Contact Us