Navigation Links
Indoor Air Pollution Biggest Heath Threat

The WHO in its latest study has indicated that the culprit to most health threat is the indoor air pollution caused by solid fuels// used for cooking and heating. According to the UN 5% of the preventable deaths and diseases are caused by the indoor air pollution.

This study is based on a new estimate done in each country.

Indoor air pollution is the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of air in the indoor environment within a home, building, or an institution or commercial facility. In developed countries due to energy efficiency improvements the houses are airtight without much ventilation. This increases the pollution level.

In the rural areas some 3.5 billion people still depend on traditional fuels such as firewood, charcoal, cow dung etc for cooking and heating. This produces a large amount of smoke and other air pollutant within the confines of the home resulting in high exposure. It is mainly the women and children who are mainly affected by his.

Exposure to the pollutants lead many kinds of diseases like pneumonia in children and chronic respiratory problems in adults Tobacco smoke is a major pollutant. Passive smoking causes burning eyes, nose, and throat irritation, bronchitis, severe asthma, decrease in lung function and even cancer in children and adult alike.

Solutions are available, and it is our international responsibility to promote the health and well-being of those affected..., and the prevention potential is enormous" said Susanne Weber-Mosdorf, WHO's Assistant Director-General for Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments.

The WHO estimates 1.5 billion deaths each year due to diseases caused by the indoor pollution.

In order to prevent such diseases solid fuels needs to be replaced with much cleaner, efficient fuels. Biogas, LPG, Kerosene are some of the cleaner fuel that could be used to reduce the air pollution. /V
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Media Messages Can Serve To Reduce Smoking Indoors
2. Poultry Ordered Indoors Following Bird Flu Suspicion In Germany
3. Use Of Indoor Swimming Pools Linked To Development Of Asthma In Children
4. Staying Indoors Responsible for 1995 Heat Wave Killings
5. AAD Warns Against Indoor Tanning for the Holiday Season
6. Global Momentum for Smoke-Free Indoor Environments at Tipping Point
7. Pollution could be a risk
8. Pollution- hazardous for diabetics
9. Air Pollution and Heart Attacks
10. Air Pollution Tied to Stroke Risk
11. Air Pollution said To Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Indoor Air Pollution Biggest Heath Threat

(Date:12/24/2014)... Verde Pointe Dental Associates 2014 Ugly Holiday ... years homemade Christmas sweater lit up, but this years overall ... is Tandy Wilson for the second year in a row. ... Kimmerling DDS. "She took pictures of the entire staff and ... , "Every year I enjoy stopping by the dental ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 Attorneys handling talcum powder cancer ... to their website, the Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer ... powder class action lawsuits and ovarian cancer claims. These ... cancer updates at their website, which serves as a ... cancer claims are not the same as class action ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... York (PRWEB) December 24, 2014 In ... the United States rode bicycles, hand cycles and recumbent ... D.C. in the inaugural CanAm Veterans’ Challenge . ... non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports about this inspiring ride, is ... more than 50 full color photographs taken during the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... colder body cooling does not reduce the risk of death ... oxygen, a new study finds. The risk of death ... ischemic encephalopathy -- can be reduced by lowering their body ... experts say. Research has shown that longer and deeper ... if the same would be true in humans. The ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you are ... if you are not treated by a cardiologist, new ... improved when cardiologists left town for annual professional meetings, ... cardiac arrest who were admitted to a teaching hospital ... but 70 percent died when these meetings were not ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Verde Pointe Dental Associates Announces the 2014 Ugly Sweater Holiday Contest Winner 2Health News:Talcum Powder Attorneys Explain Class Action Lawsuits 2Health News:Talcum Powder Attorneys Explain Class Action Lawsuits 3Health News:Talcum Powder Attorneys Explain Class Action Lawsuits 4Health News:New Commemorative Book Celebrates CanAm Veterans’ Challenge Bike Ride 2Health News:New Commemorative Book Celebrates CanAm Veterans’ Challenge Bike Ride 3Health News:Greater Cooling of Oxygen-Deprived Infants Fails to Improve Survival 2Health News:When Heart Docs Are Away, Their High-Risk Patients May Fare Better 2Health News:When Heart Docs Are Away, Their High-Risk Patients May Fare Better 3
... add , WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking ... a person perceives sweet-tasting foods, U.S. researchers say. , Women ... who did not smoke, according to a study in the ... Research . , The study included 27 current smokers (18 ...
... By Charles MacCormack, President and CEO ... The dramatic images,of wildfires wreaking havoc in southern ... the immediate area where the destruction is taking,place but ... the,destructive power of the flames on television. Concerned ...
... Hospital Provides Health Tips for Days During and ... ... Where there,s fire, there,s smoke,and that,s not good for your respiratory ... serving Southern,California since 1902. Residents far beyond the burn areas ...
... Oct. 24 PARI,s Hydrate, a novel,medical humidifier, ... innovative,design on October 18, 2007. PARI Innovative Manufacturers, ... PARI Hydrate to,revolutionize the way gases are heated ... for patients and give clinicians greater control,of patient ...
... Forest fragmentation threatens biodiversity, often causing declines or local ... prospects of a few. A new study from the ... pivotal role in the decline of species in fragmented ... how forest fragmentation increases the burden of infectious parasites ...
... Wash., Oct. 24 Verathon Medical(R), the ... the GlideScope(R) video,laryngoscope, is pleased to announce ... intellectual property right -- European Patent 1307131 ... Aircraft Medical Ltd. This,patent protects Verathon,s invention ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Smoking Dulls Taste for Sweets 2Health News:How to Help Children Cope With the California Wildfires 2Health News:How to Help Children Cope With the California Wildfires 3Health News:How to Help Children Cope With the California Wildfires 4Health News:Fire Season: Respiratory Health a Concern 2Health News:Fire Season: Respiratory Health a Concern 3Health News:PARI's Hydrate Wins Prestigious R&D 100 Award 2Health News:Parasites a key to the decline of red colobus monkeys in forest fragments 2Health News:Parasites a key to the decline of red colobus monkeys in forest fragments 3Health News:European Patent Office Upholds Verathon's IP Against Aircraft Medical Challenge 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014  Lockton Dunning Benefits, the ... Companies, announced the addition of Vice President ... Lockton Dunning,s Pharmacy Consulting team, Excelsior Solutions. ... industry experience to the position.  Most recently, she ... at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, where she has held ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... RALEIGH, N.C. , Dec. 23, 2014  Endo ... ENDP ) (TSX: ENL), and BioDelivery Sciences ... that they have submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) ... and Drug Administration (FDA).  Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film is ... to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... ALISO VIEJO, Calif. , Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... moved into expanded corporate offices in Aliso ... President, announced that due to the tremendous growth and ... critically needed. Sales of patented SnoreRx, the anti snore ... administrative offices. He said, "We are now in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kim Foerster Joins Lockton Companies 2Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 2Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 3Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 4Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 5
... PARIS, September 13, 2010 ... ... var ... by longUrl, so we need to grab the first one. for (var r in data.results) { first_result ...
... 11 The Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour is ... of free heart health examinations in San Antonio,s McAllister ... September 17, certified veterinary cardiologists will be performing on ... well as educating owners about canine heart disease. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Biosystems International Merges With Microbiochips 2Biosystems International Merges With Microbiochips 3Biosystems International Merges With Microbiochips 4Biosystems International Merges With Microbiochips 5Biosystems International Merges With Microbiochips 6Biosystems International Merges With Microbiochips 7Free Dog Heart Checks at McAllister Park 2Free Dog Heart Checks at McAllister Park 3
... For use in the percutaneous retrieval of indwelling ... wire guides, and other foreign objects. A ... around the lead body. It is delivered to ... flexible 12 Fr cannula that is placed coaxially ...
... Novalis, BrainLAB's dedicated ... radiosurgery and radiotherapy (SRS/SRT), ... highly precise treatments of ... head & neck tumors, ...
The Radionics XKnife RT2 system provides a precise and versatile stereotactic radiation therapy solution....
Clinac EX Platinum accelerators offer all the high performance features of the EX series and come with the latest high-precision dose sculpting technology for advanced tumor control....
Medicine Products: