Indoor Air Pollution and Exposure


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Air pollutants and its correlations to human health

Indoor air pollutants are hazardous agents that cause health issues, for instance, two causes of indoor air pollutants are carbon monoxide and pesticides. Pesticides are used to kill and control pests, but the chemicals are very toxic for humans and animals and can cause death and health issues. Indoor air pollutants like pesticides have a negative correlation on human health, such as cancer, liver, kidney, endocrine, and nervous system damage, headache, nausea, and muscular weakness (U.S Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], 2020; Maxwell, 2014).

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that is tasteless, colorless, and odorless. Exposure to this gas occurs from automobile exhaust, gas stoves, worn-out combustion devices, such as boilers or furnaces, generators, leaking chimneys or furnaces, and unvented kerosene produces CO. Indoor air pollutant like CO have a negative correlation on human health, such as causing fatigue and chest pain, reduced brain function, and angina, flu-like symptoms, nausea, impaired vision and headaches or death (EPA, 2020; (Maxwell, 2014)).