India is amongst the most highly polluted countries in the world. As per a recent WHO report, 13 of the top 20 polluted cities in the world are in India. Add to this fact, the indoor air pollution is up to 10 times** worse than outdoor air pollution. There are many factors that contribute to indoor air pollution.
- Pollution emitted from carpets and fabric based items such as sofas etc.
- Four usage of cleaning agents such as Floor cleaners (Phenyl), Glass cleaner, Wood cleaners etc.
Broadly, there are 2 kinds of pollutants inside home
- PM10 size which is the normal dust, hair, dander etc. that we can see through naked eye
- The most dangerous particle is in the form of PM2.5 (2.5 micron in size). This is the particle which is responsible for short term effects in the form of running nose, skin allergies, restlessness and migraine like headaches and long term effects in terms of diseases, reduced stamina and general unhealthy effects,
high concentration of harmful gases (again released by all the above) and external air - Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Nitrogenous and Sulphur oxide gases etc. The effects of all these gases are proven to be extremely detrimental to health.