Indoor air pollution: the killer we don't talk about

Over one lakh children die in India annually because of household air pollution, says study.

Indoor air pollution: the killer we don't talk about

Outdoor air pollution has received much-required attention in popular media. What is missing though in conversations is indoor air pollution, which causes 3.5 million-4 million global deaths annually, according to a recent report published in The Lancet, one of the oldest and best-known peer-reviewed weekly on general medicine.  

 

Contrary to popular perception, closing the windows cannot guard one against air pollution. Indoor air pollution is also lethal like outdoor pollution and considering that many studies say that we spend most of our time indoors, improper ventilation and disposal of household pollutants may actually be worse.

 

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