American Association of Lung Diseases has published information on any health risk may be living in a modern house and how to fight it.
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About this newspaper writes Washington Profile. Theoretically, the health person may have an adverse effect of electromagnetic fields, source of which are household appliances, microwave ovens, cordless phones, TVs, computers, etc. However, accurate exposure data does not exist yet. Much more doctors examined the following threats: Dust The sources and soot are products of burning gas, wood detail of the house, furniture, heaters, tobacco smoke. Dust builds up in the house and causes eye irritation, runny nose, respiratory infections and bronchitis. It is also believed that in a dusty environment more often people fall ill with lung cancer. Methods of Control: Mandatory Ventilation (in particular, over the kitchen stove extract required), constant aeration and wet cleaning. Sources of organic pollutants are things that are in each house - paint, solvents, aerosols, liquid dishwashing, repellents, air fresheners, etc. Cause eye irritation, runny nose, headaches, loss of coordination. In severe cases, the organic pollutants adversely affect the liver, kidneys and central nervous system. Confirmed that some chemicals used in the production of household chemicals, can cause human and animal cancers. The main method of struggle this evil - Proper storage by the manufacturer. It's desirable keep household chemicals away from home, for example, on the balcony or in a well ventilated place. For the greater assurance you can put each bottle or jar in a plastic bag. Formaldehyde sources are wood- plates used in the manufacture of furniture, manufacture of decorative details and so on, some fabrics, carpets and adhesives. Irritating eyes, runny nose, cough, skin irritation and severe allergic reactions. Formaldehyde is a carcinogen. Methods of struggle: to try to maintain the average temperature in the house, often airing, especially after the appearance of the home of a new source of formaldehyde. Pesticides Sources Insecticides are used to control cockroaches, flies, mosquitoes and other pets. Pesticides are used to control agricultural pests and are contained in the relevant chemicals. Irritating eyes, nose, throat, central nervous system damage and kidney cancer disease. The main method of combating this scourge - compliance with rules governing the storage, specified by the manufacturer. It is advisable to keep away from home, for example, on a balcony or in a well ventilated area. There's also worth keeping, and clothing used by for garden work - it could be pesticides. Lead The main source - automobile exhaust and some paints. High concentrations of lead negatively affects children's health. They have deteriorated coordination, problems with mental development. Lead affects kidneys, nervous system and red blood cells. May also contribute raising blood pressure. Methods of Control: no paint containing lead paint the inside of the house or apartment, keep the cans of paint outside the premises, in a well ventilated area and do not in any way If not burn them. The main sources of asbestos - damaged or used improperly finishing, insulation, fire- materials. Asbestos poisoning does not give immediate symptoms. However, long-term stay in an apartment infested asbestos leads to various cancer and pulmonary diseases. Smokers get lung cancer risk. Methods Precautions: hard to follow all instructions when using asbestos materials. The sources of biological contaminants are damp walls, ceilings and floors, carpets, furniture, improperly used humidifiers, sinks, smells, air-conditioning, pets and their litter. In damp and warm places breeding and various microorganisms, many of which could pose a threat to humans. The most frequently They cause various respiratory diseases. The main way to fight this evil - airing, drying damp walls, carpets, etc. Nitrogen dioxide and carbon dioxide sources: the combustion products and tobacco smoke. The consequences - chronic headaches, runny nose, eye problems, palpitation, general weakness. Method of fighting: air ventilation, air ventilation and more time ventilation. Radon Radon is dangerous for the residents of the first floor. It is an inert gas that is produced in radioactive ores and minerals and gradually come to the surface. Sometimes radon remains in the building materials. Radon gas is toxic, due to its radioactive properties. Radon poisoning has no symptoms. Studies show that poisoning radon causes about 10% of all lung cancer cases. Organization sanitary - epidemiological supervision may conduct tests for radon. It should be also ventilate basements and living spaces. If radon is found in water, that could be resolved through carbon filters.
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