October 30, 2018
Air pollution rates have been steadily increasing over the past few years and have now reached more dangerous heights. Toxicity in the air is rife, particularly in some of the world’s largest cities such as Delhi and New York. The effects of indoor air pollution can be serious, which is why it’s important that governing bodies and environmentalists across the globe come together to try and tackle it.
What Is Indoor Air Pollution?
A common misconception with air pollution is that it can only be apparent outdoors, in the form of smog and emissions. However, because of the increasing harmful levels of pollution, it has seeped its way into our homes and workplaces. In fact, indoor pollution occurs when certain air pollutants from particles and gases contaminate the air of indoor spaces.
The Most Common Causes
- Cigarette Smoke – Tobacco smoke can linger in the air for a long time after the cigarette was initially burnt. This is one of the main reasons why smoking in indoor public spaces in the UK was banned in 2007.
- Damp Environment Contaminants – Contaminants that grow and thrive in damp environments can be toxic forms of indoor pollution. These include: mildew, mould