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Running head: INDOOR AIR POLLUTION 1 Indoor Air Pollution Name Institution
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INDOOR AIR POLLUTION 2 PART I Indoor Air Pollution and Children’s Health Children’s health is of great concern to parents. However, children are most vulnerable to environmental factors that may affect negatively on their health. One of such factors is indoor air pollution. Today, most households are polluted by carbon monoxide due to combustion of biomass fuels and other airborne particles. The world health organization stipulates that indoor pollution is responsible for infant deaths in developing and developed countries. Effect of indoor pollution Children spend most of their time indoors. As a result, they are the most exposed in a household. The situation implies that children are the first to show any symptoms related to the indoor pollution. Children are exposed to the noxious residues as a result of usage of biomass fuels in cooking. The effect of air pollution for infants in development of respiratory complications. These infections are highly damaging and in most instances, fatal. Continued exposure to indoor pollution may cause acute respiratory infections (ARIs). The respiratory complications include colds, sore throats and pneumonia. If infants are continually exposed to such pollution, the conditions may be fatal. Conditions such as asthma are activated by allergens that may be present in the air. Exposing children to polluted air implies that the chances of getting the disease are high. Allergens may be chemical fumes from inside the house, and gases emitted due to combustion and tobacco smoke. The problem should be contained by reducing harmful emissions to reduce particles in the air. Such actions include using cleaner heating sources, aeration and
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