A scientist's guide to life: How to protect yourself from indoor air pollution - Deepstash
Indoor air pollution is widespread

It takes many forms, from the tiny particles that are emitted when we cook or clean, to the spores released by mold when it’s damp, and the chemicals that ...

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A scientist's guide to life: How to protect yourself from indoor air pollution

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  • Cooking releases particulates into the air, and that levels can remain elevated long after cooking is finished. 
  • Open a window when you cook and use the extractor fan if you have ...

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Open fires and older wood-burning stoves emit a mixture of gases and tiny particles. Burning wet wood is worse than dry, seasoned wood. 

The Department for Environment, ...

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Candles and incense can also impact air quality. 

One study in Danish homes found that candles were the main source of indoor pollution.

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Cleaning products and indoor fragrances produce various volatile organic compounds which can be suspended in the air or settle in dust and on surfaces. 

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Fabrics and certain furnishings are treated with flame retardants, and formaldehyde can be found in some furniture, floorings, and building materials. 

Although we can’t...

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Outdoor studies hint that plants can help provide a barrier against some forms of pollution, but the evidence from indoor studies is still lacking. 

It is not yet knows if specific plant...

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Help to prevent damp by cleaning away condensation and mold, and ventilating rooms as thoroughly as possible. 

If your windows have trickle vents, keep them open.

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