Kids struggling to deal with Indoor air pollution




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Indian children who were constantly exposed to more indoor pollutants had increased levels of asthma and allergic bronchitis or asthma, claims the latest study done by the researchers and scientists.The study examined 70 households where no children had symptoms of asthma or hay fever, while the other 70 households had at least one child with one of the above medical ailment.


Researchers measured the levels of air pollutants i.e. smoking, kerosene and biomass fuel, combustion and in all the homes, and found that in the homes of children who suffered from asthma and allergies, household air pollution was twice as great as those that were pollution free.

In addition, it was also discovered that, higher levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were found in the houses of children with asthma, bronchitis, rhinitis and hay fever.

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