Following are the 5 most neglected air pollutants that have the potential to directly affect people’s health in some way or the other:
- EVAPORATING ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Household products like deodorants, air fresheners, glues, preservatives and hair sprays are the major indoor sources, which result in the generation of these pollutants. This pollutants are more likely to cause the irritation in eyes, nose and throat. They may also lead to loss of coordination in severe cases. If inhaled in excess quantity for a long period of time, they may also damage the liver.
- TOBACCO SMOKING
This pollutant is capable to generate various harmful chemicals, which may lead to cause cancer. Smoker as well as the people around him/her are bound to get affected with the injurious smoke. One is most likely to suffer from burning eyes, throat infection, bronchitis, asthma and lung failure from this pollutant.
- EXCESSIVE PESTICIDE USAGE
Though they are not bound to cause much damage if used in proper quantity but have the ability to cause respiratory problems, if used excessively ignoring the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
- BIOLOGICAL POLLUTANTS
This group of pollutants include pet hairs, fungi, bacteria and pollen from the plants. As majority of these elements are known to cause different types of allergies, they can equally affect one’s health by causing asthma and hay fever as well.
Dust from the carpet, foam or particle boards gives rise to this specific pollutant. It causes irritation in eyes and nose. Also, it harms many people’s health by causing them severe allergies.
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