NASA and WHO concern about Indoor Air Pollution

WHO recognizes that air pollution (including household and ambient sources) is a critical risk factor for non-communicable diseases, 

  • 24% of all adult deaths from heart disease.
  • 25% from stroke.
  • 43% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • 29% from lung cancer.

If you stop the process of breathing even for only 1 minute, then you will see that your whole body is suffering. And anyway, we cannot survive without oxygen. But it is like to notice that the emergency is so much that, we cannot stay even 1 minute without oxygen.

Today, it has become important to pay attention to it because a lot of modern events are happening in our circumstances. Somewhere in, our clean air is lost. But experts from the WHO and NASA understand this problem and come up with solutions through deep research on it.

See Scientifical view of this problem and solution, 

What we breathe is taken by our lungs and our heart together carry oxygen from that air to every cell of the body. so that our body can survive and achieve its potential.

Your lungs bring fresh oxygen into your body. They remove the carbon dioxide and other waste gases that your body doesn’t need. The heart is important because it pumps blood around your body, delivering oxygen and nutrients to your cells, and removing waste products.

According to WHO, around 3.8 million people a year die from exposure to household air pollution. NASA says indoor air pollution is 12 times more polluted than outdoor.

This household air pollution comes from a variety of sources and includes a wide range of gases, chemicals, and other substances.

One of the most dangerous types of pollution is perhaps the most familiar: smoke. Pollutants emitted by the incomplete combustion of solid fuels or kerosene for cooking, heating, and lighting are associated with serious health risks.

Other indoor air pollutants include mold, building materials, home products, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and naturally occurring gases like radon. These also pose serious health risks, and poor ventilation can exacerbate the health risks posed by all indoor pollutants.

Pollutants with the strongest evidence for public health concern include particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and sulfur dioxide (SO2). Health problems can occur as a result of both short- and long-term exposure to these various pollutants. For some pollutants, there are no thresholds below which adverse effects do not occur.

The NASA Clean Air Study was a project led by NASA & ALCA  to research ways to clean the air. certain common indoor plants may also provide a natural way of removing volatile organic pollutants [benzene, formaldehyde, particulate matter (PM), ammonia, and trichloroethylene were tested].

List of air-filtering plants by NASA

  1. English ivy 
  2. Spider plant 
  3. Devil’s ivy, Pothos plant
  4. Peace lily
  5. Chinese evergreen 
  6. Bamboo palm 
  7. Variegated Sanseviera,
  8. Heartleaf philodendron
  9. Selloum philodendron, lacy tree philodendron
  10. Elephant ear philodendron 
  11. Red-edged dracaena, marginata 
  12. Cornstalk dracaena, mass cane/corn cane 
  13. Weeping fig 
  14. Barberton daisy, gerbera daisy 
  15. Florist’s chrysanthemum, pot mum 
  16. Aloe vera 
  17. Janet Craig 
  18. Warnecke 
  19. Banana

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