Are you sure? room of your house free from pollution. Many people find relief from air pollution while in the room. In fact, it is not entirely true. The fact is enclosed room has a poison two to five times more than the open space.
The World Health Organization, WHO (World Health Organization), reported that 3% of disease infecting many current, caused by the air pollution in the room. And we spent most of our time indoors.
Not only that. Based on research conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the World Health Organization, 80% of the causes of cancer is toxins in the room is not genetic factors. One reason is the cleaning products.
Then what toxins are in the room?
The poison is in the room a lot of that comes from chemicals. Not only that come from cleaning products but also of building products and radiation from the ground. Here are some of the toxic chemicals present in the room.
Radon is a toxin derived from the soil. These toxins may contain radium or uranium. Radon into the house through the radiation of the building foundation and floor.
Exposure to radon is the second biggest cause of lung cancer. Radon causes 15,000 to 21,000 deaths each year.
These pollutants would be familiar to you. In fact, in cigarette smoke are 200 toxins were detected and 43 components are proven to cause lung cancer. Not only that, cigarette smoke also causes respiratory infections, heart problems, and aggravate asthma.
If you think just by opening the vent can remove smoke, you are wrong. Chemicals contained in cigarette smoke will stick to the objects in the room. You will not stop to breathe it.
Cooking and Reheating Food
Who would have thought activity that is often done in the room also creates toxins. Cooking will produce carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and other chemicals. The poison comes from burning gas, corrosion of oil and other fuels.
Carbon monoxide reduces the amount of oxygen in the room. If you inhale it, the body will experience many symptoms and worsen heart disease. If inhaled in large quantities, death can occur.
Meanwhile, nitrogen dioxide will cause eye and respiratory irritation. In addition, the body’s resistance to infection is reduced.
To reduce these toxins, you can do a simple way of improving the ventilation system of your room.
Cleaners, insect killer, air freshener, even with aroma therapy candles spreading toxic substances into the house. A wide variety of household products is a product that is used in everyday life.
One of the substances contained in those products are glycol ethers and terpenes. Ether itself is toxic, while terpenes becomes toxic when it interacts with ozone.
Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile Organic Compounds or Volatile Organic Compounds is a collection of chemical compounds that evaporate into a gas at normal room temperature. Objects that can produce Volatile Organic Compounds include paint, varnish, wax and various other products.
Total Volatile Organic Compounds in the room much more than in the outdoors, whether it’s in a residential area, the city center, as well as in industrial areas.
The effect on the health of the manifold. For example, can cause leukemia in children, exposure to toluene can cause the fetus in pregnant women develop nerve problems. And many other effects of Volatile Organic Compounds this.
In general, these toxins can not be avoided. However, there are ways to minimize the presentation.