How It Affects Us All
Air Pollution: The Overview
Indoor Air Pollution
Indoor air pollution is exposure to particulates, carbon oxides and other pollutants carried by air inside. Examples of indoor air pollution include:
- Gases such as carbon monoxide or radon etc.
- Household products and chemicals
- Building materials
- Outdoor indoor allergens such as cockroach and mouse droppings etc.
- Mold and pollen
Outdoor Air Pollution
- Particle in the air from cars and other machinery
- Noxious gases like sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and chemical vapors etc.
- Tobacco smoke
- Ground level ozone/urban smog
To prevent indoor air pollution, remove any known pollutants and other irratants. Also, make sure the building is
To prevent outdoor pollution exposures, avoid second-hand smoke and tobacco, check your Air Quality Index regularly and avoid heavy traffic when possible.
Outdoor air pollution CAN and WILL make its way through open doors and ventilation etc. to the indoors.
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