Indoor Air Pollution Is The New Silent Killer
Health experts are terming indoor air pollution as the new "silent killer" as its adverse effects go undetected for a long time. Scientists have been wary of this kind of pollution, linking it to heart lung and heart diseases. Now, a new study from India that compares different factors of pollution finds that indoor pollution can be 40 times more harmful than outdoor pollution, such as the kind we usually experience while commuting in highly populated cities.
Sundeep Salvi, director of Chest Research Foundation in India, have been studying the effects of air pollution on health. "Lungs are the first organ to experience and process the polluted air we breathe. They can take a lot of abuse before manifesting any symptoms of bad health," he says. That's why lung problems are usually detected after the damage is done.
Salvi explains that indoor air pollution is primarily caused by lifestyle and socio-economic factor-based choices at home. These seemingly innocent domestic choices actually have a direct bearing on a person's health, affecting everyone at home. More alarming is the fact that it's difficult to determine if certain home product is causing any harm due to the non-presence of immediate symptoms, The Times Of India reports.
In Indian, biomass-fuelled stoves are one of the biggest factors of indoor pollution. In Britain and American, silent killers at home include scented candles and air fresheners. These products have been found to add toxic chemicals to the air which can cause a multitude of health problems, including cancer, the News Max reports.
In cold countries, much of indoor pollution is the result of keeping air shut in as a way to cut energy bills by insulating homes. However, the result is a toxic brew of chemicals that anyone inside the house constantly breathes. Indoor air pollution impacts health in many ways, causing lung and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, dementia, asthma, and cancer, as well as adverse effects on developing fetuses, British health experts say.
Oxygen Atoms From Earth Bombard The Moon
A Japanese moon-orbiting probe have observed oxygen atoms leaking out of the earth's atmosphere and bombarded onto the moon's surface. The finding suggests that the uppermost lunar soil may have preserve bits of Earth’s ancient atmosphere.
Alien Lights Appear Over Canada, Striking Phenomenon Stuns Residents
Pillars of alien lights appear over a Canadian neighborhood in the wee hours of the morning, causing a father to run outside and take pictures of the rare light occurrence. NASA explains that this phenomena have commonly made people to make reports of UFO sightings.
Google Lunar X Prize: Five Finalists Race To The Moon By Year's End
A total prize of $30 million is set to be awarded by Google Lunar X Prize to the team that launches a space craft to the moon and send high-definition images back to earth. The deadline for the luanch is set by the end of the year.
OnePlus 5 Revealed In TV Ad, Flagship Killer Reaches 300,000 Online Registrations
A surprise TV ad shown in India revealed what the OnePlus 5 looks like while over in China, more than 300,000 have already registered for the flagship killer.
Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus Launched In India; Latest Updates Inside
Samsung Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED curved display. The display comes with a 1440x2960 pixel resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. On the other hand, the Galaxy S8+ features a 6.2-inch screen sharing similar specifications.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
How to Effectively Support Your Business Customers
Today, managed service providers (MSPs) must deploy effective and fast solutions to optimize their efficiency.
Here's How You Can Watch The SpaceX Starlink 7 Launch That's Happening Tonight
The Starlink 7 launch will be sent into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket soon. If you're interested in watching the launch of 60 satellites into orbit, then here's how to watch it yourself.
Game Developer Star Theory Employees Poached After Canceled Contract With Game Publisher Take-Two
Star Theory employees were relieved of their game developing duties. Take-Two game developer tries to poach Star Theory employees.