You should have heard that people with flu symptoms, asthma, or allergies should stay indoors.
But maybe you should also fall into the fresh air.
"In recent decades, a significant increase in asthma and allergies is likely to be associated with poor indoor climate. In winter, young children live much more than the rest of the world, and they are more susceptible to viral and bacterial diseases There is a connection here, "says physician Kjell Vaage, who says that sometimes indoor air can be much more contaminated than air.
It is well documented that poor indoor climate can exacerbate asthma and allergy sufferers.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Association in Norway, the incidence of this disease is increasing, and studies have shown that the causes of environmental and indoor environmental factors are increasing.
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"In winter, we go in, so do mousins and mice, and in this season there is often an increase in the incidence of mushrooms and fungi in residential homes." Research has shown that in wet or moldy buildings, Over the years there is an increased risk of asthma, respiratory infections in the chest, coughing and piping, "says Tryg Forsikring's Øyvind Setnes.
Various infectious diseases related to the indoor climate mainly affect the respiratory and mucous membranes of the nose and throat. It causes common diseases such as colds and flu.
One of the worst causes of indoor pollution is molding.
"Especially in the transition between wet autumn weather and winter cold, mold grows, we do not like it, but indoor air is influenced by the air," says Setnes, "if you can not get a mug, it will be a health problem for everyone in your home.
While condom molds are the most common, all molds can be prevented with good prevention. The key word here is to keep the surface clean and dry and to prevent moisture from accumulating anywhere.
Good advice for good indoor environment:
- 1. Rinse twice a day for 15 minutes. If you do not stop the window opening, you have to open the window to the end of the house. Then the humidity is increased, the temperature is lowered and the swirling dust gets heavier and lie on the floor. In addition to using the extractor fan, you must open the window when cooking. This is to avoid water vapor and gas.
- 2. Keep room temperature constant in all rooms at 21 degrees. Do not turn off the heat in the unused room. The surface may become cold, which may combine with moisture and cause condensation. The water that is generated can quickly lead to mold. Particularly important is having a temperature of 18-21 degrees in the bedroom. We actually make moisture when we sleep.
- 3. If possible, do not leave clothes to dry indoors. Water vapor is one of the worst climate in the home. Moisture can lead to mold, a major concern with indoor climate that can improve asthma and breathing difficulties. If you need to hang clothes to dry indoors, we recommend drying your clothes in the hooded bathroom.
- 4. Do not install large furniture directly on the cold exterior wall. Where cool and warm air meets, the air must be well ventilated and air circulated well. Otherwise, condensation will occur and eventually it will develop into molding. It is recommended to have a minimum space of 5-10 cm between the furniture and the cool exterior wall.
- 5. Submit documents, especially if you are a tenant. In some cases, the landlord may ask for improvements and, in extreme cases, may need to terminate the lease. This applies to assumptions that are found to be dangerous to life and that no action has been taken to correct the condition. (Source: Insurance)