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Indoor air pollution

a health perspective

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Indoor air pollution -- Health aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Jonathan M. Samet and John D. Spengler.
    SeriesThe Johns Hopkins series in environmental toxicology
    ContributionsSamet, Jonathan M., Spengler, John D.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA577.5 .I54 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 407 p. :
    Number of Pages407
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1888149M
    ISBN 100801841240, 0801841259
    LC Control Number90049482

    As access to clean fuels and technologies increases, death rates from household air pollution begin and continue to fall. Click to open interactive version Death rates are highest across low income countries Death rates from indoor air pollution Indoor air pollution book us an accurate comparison of differences in its mortality impacts between countries and over time. In less secure environments, women and children are at risk of injury and violence during fuel gathering. Some other risks for childhood pneumonia include suboptimal breastfeeding, underweight and second-hand smoke. These health outcomes range from respiratory infections to chronic obstruction pulmonary disease COPD to lung cancer and have varying effects on the population depending on factors such as age and sex.

    The table features summary data from the World Health Organization WHO on the extent of proven links between indoor air pollution and potential health outcomes. Each year, close to 4 million people die prematurely from illness attributable to household air pollution from inefficient cooking practices using polluting stoves paired with solid fuels and kerosene. Household air pollution causes noncommunicable diseases including stroke, ischaemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD and lung cancer. Also, some specific diseases have been linked to specific air contaminants or indoor environments, like asthma with damp indoor environments.

    Indoor air pollution is a problem in developed countries, where efficient insulation keeps pollutants inside the structure. The major sources of air pollution are transportation engines, power and heat generation, industrial processes, and the burning of solid waste. Annual deaths from indoor air pollution have declined globally by more than 1 million since Whilst indoor air pollution is still one of the leading risk factors for mortality, and the largest risk factor at low incomes, the world has also made significant progress in recent decades. In this map we see death rates from indoor air pollution across the world.


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Indoor air pollution Download PDF Ebook

Adsorption and desorption processes, the pollutant source dynamics, gas phase reactions and kinetics - including the fate and final chemical destiny of chemically unstable intermediate compounds - are topics of scientific research as well as the evaluation of their sensory impact and irritation potential.

These oxides rust iron, damage building stone, decompose nylon, tarnish silver, and kill plants.

Household air pollution and health

EPA studies indicate that the levels of many air pollutants may be two to five times Indoor air pollution book in indoor air than outdoor air. Household air pollution causes noncommunicable diseases including stroke, ischaemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD and lung cancer.

Almost all countries have. The lack of access to electricity for 1 billion people many of whom then use kerosene lamps for lighting exposes households to very high levels of fine particulate matter.

WHO response WHO provides technical support to countries in their own evaluations and Indoor air pollution book of health-promoting household fuels and technologies. Mortality from ischaemic heart disease and stroke are also affected by risk factors such as high blood pressure, unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity and smoking.

Auto manufacturers were mandated to install exhaust controls or develop less polluting engines. As we see in the visualization, in an estimated 2. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

In the scatterplot you see the comparison of the number of deaths from indoor air pollution in shown on the y-axis versus the number in on the x-axis. The Clean Air Act, as amended inauthorized the EPA to impose stricter pollution standards and higher penalties for failure to comply with air quality standards.

Many of the fuels and technologies used by households for cooking, heating and lighting present safety risks. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter Sign up now. The right ventilation and building care can prevent and fix IAQ problems.

Close to half of deaths due to pneumonia among children under 5 years of age are caused by particulate matter soot inhaled from household air pollution. Effects on Health and the Environment Like photochemical pollutants, sulfur oxides contribute to the incidence of respiratory diseases.

A system of pollution allowances based on trading emission rights has been established in the United States in an attempt to use the free market to reward pollution reductions, and the international sale of surplus emission rights is permitted under the Kyoto Protocol see below.

Indoor air pollution : problems and priorities

OSHA responds to questions about standards with letters of interpretation. In less secure environments, women and children are at risk of injury and violence during fuel gathering.

In when the act was reauthorized it required most cities to meet existing smog Indoor air pollution book regulations by the year It is typically only when households shift within the middle income bracket that fuel sources transition from solid fuels into non-solid fuels which would be considered cleaner fuels Indoor air pollution book technologies such as ethanol, natural gas and finally electricity.

To put this into context: this was four times the number of homicides — close toin 3 Air Pollution Regulation In the last few decades, especially after the milestone Clean Air Act in the US, air pollution has been regulated all over the world through a series of laws and regulations. The European commission has developed a series of framework directives for controlling ambient air pollution and monitoring concentrations.

Jan 01,  · Air pollution from cities also affects rural areas for many miles downwind. In less developed regions, indoor air pollution from open fires burning wood and other fuels for heating and cooking can be a significant health hazard. Every industrial process exhibits its own pattern of.

Jun 12,  · Despite this, and the fact that the WHO produces air quality guidelines for indoor air, the only statutory requirements for monitoring of airborne pollutant concentrations relate to the outdoor environment.

Given its importance as a source of air pollution exposure, increasing attention is being given to pollution of the indoor environment.ndoor Air Pollution addresses the problems arising from pollutants that all too commonly contaminate pdf indoor pdf, including biological sources such as bacteria, fungi and molds, common combustion products, radon and other sources of radiation, solvents used in industry and the home, asbestos and dust pollution.

The aim is to provide a balanced account of the health risks associated.Indoor Air Pollution 2 deaths from ARI in.Ebook problem of indoor air pollution has been intensified afterwhen energy-saving measures started being applied.

Efforts to reduce energy consumption in buildings led to the proliferation of systems for internal air recycling, reducing natural ventilation and creating watertight and thermally sealed buildings.