Fresh air does not smell of fragrance

Frisk luft lukter ikke av parfyme.


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Science say use less smoke and fragrance

Dagens Medisin on indoor clima

In a article by Dagens Medisin (Medincine Today)  scientist talk about indoor clima.

“Researchers recommend minimal use of perfumes, candles, wood heating and heating of the car to improve the indoor air.”

“Researchers at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) has looked into the indoor environment specifically in the Arctic. This has not been done previously. Now it is just a pilot study published. Indoor air quality in both private homes and workplaces were tested for volatile organic compounds.

– The climatic conditions in the north imposes people a different lifestyle than other places that may lead to increased pollution indoors. In many places, the house can be wrapped in snow six months a year. Pollution caused by the use of wood-burning stove, for example, higher where winter lasts from October through May, compared with places that have winter for three months, says researcher Athanasios Katsogiannis the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) and first author of the study.

People spend over 90 percent of their time in a “protected” indoor environment (Bruinen DeBruine, 2008) when cold clima. In addition, it is well known that concentrations of chemical contamination is higher indoors compared with outdoor.

– Indoor air is not currently regulated. Before politicians can set limits, they must get information from as many places as possible about how the condition is, said Katsogiannis.

The study collected air samples from various rooms in private homes and various rooms at workplaces in Tromsø in October and November of 2013. In some cases we found that the concentration of particulate matter was higher than the proposed maximum limits. We saw that using the wood stove and candles, leading to increased exposure to certain types of particles. We assume that dust and particles from the use of black sand on the snow and the use of studded tires on asphalt, also influence indoor climate. This may have various adverse effects on human health, such as asthma.

Will investigate more

Katsogiannis believe this study can be used as a starting point for further studies.

– You should now look at several chemicals found in indoor air in households. Chemical monitoring studies should be done together with epidemiological and toxicological studies where we examine the state of health, disease prevalence, and find out how chemicals affect. It’s the only way we can understand how air quality affects health and a method that can quantify this, says Katsogiannis. He points out that eachand everyone is responsible for its indoor environment. It is therefore our responsibility to protect it. The smoking ban was an excellent start. People should also use less spray, perfume, candles, incense and wood burning. We must remember that when we brush up, it also affects the indoor environment to a greater or lesser degree. Ventilation is generally the most important to reduce toxic substances in indoor air.

Discourages Arctic habit

He discourages especially a habit that many may have where the climate is cold. A habit many of Tromsø and the Arctic have is that you start and run your car engine and let the car warm up in the garage or outside the window. This leads to immediate high exposure to various hazardous chemicals.

For us to be able to say anything definite about the indoor climate in the Arctic, this study should be followed up. Public places such as malls, fitness centers and so on were not monitored in this study.”

Source and Read more: http://www.dagensmedisin.no/nyheter/har-undersokt-arktisk-inneklima/

Finally I feel like being heard! How wonderful that scientists say the same as I do, and so many others with me, that fragrance product pollutes the indoor air and is unhealthy. Thank you so much, you can not imagine how important this article is to me and how happy I am to read it.

Please, continue the good word and please also look into the use of fragrance washing and cleaning products, air fragrance like air freshener, scented candles, designer scent like fragrance marketing and so on. It is a violation of the need for fresh air for a continued good health.

/ Annelie

 


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Om ICD-10 kode J44a -46 Astma
Astma er en kronisk betennelsestilstand i luftveiene, vanligvis assosiert med hyperreaktiv luftveisrespons og variabel luftmengdeobstruksjon. Kronisk betennelse og det faktum at musklene rundt bronkiene kramper gir obstruksjon (hindrer  normal pust).

I NAAF kampanjer og andre organisasjoners astma og allergikampanjer ser man ofte utsagnet:

“Astma er INGEN hindring…”

Det er i grunn skitprat at astma er INGEN hindring. Jeg har astma og astma er en hindring å gjøre mange ting. Derimot skal man ikke la seg hindre å forsøke så får man se om det går så lenge som det er trygt. Men også med medisin så er det en hindring i mange høve. Det er bra å peppe folk å tørre å forsøke ting, men det gir også signaler til alle de som ikke har peiling på hva astma er, dvs de som ikke har astma, at tro at astma er som en bitte liten forkjølelse. Det gir inntrykket at bare ta en pille du så kan du gjøre hva du vil. At så lenge som den som har astma tar en pille så kan alle andre drive på som de vil. At det kun er astmatikerens ansvar å holde seg frisk. At det bare er å ta seg en pille, det er FEIL mine damer og herrer. Noe nyansering vil være på sin plass.

“Astma svekker skole- og arbeidsprestasjoner og det sosiale liv. Fysisk livskvalitet er svekket av bronkiale symptomer, det sosiale liv er også svekket av rhinitt.” (WHO 2007)

Astma er en potensielt dødelig sjukdom, det er noe som Norges Astma og allergiforbund NAAF  i alle regioner i Norge feiler eller unnlater å fortelle folk. 300 000 000 (300 millioner) mennesker verden over har astma og 250 000 personer dør i astma hvert år (tall fra WHO. Kroniske lungesjukdommer står for ca 7 % av dødsfallene i verden. (WHO) Continue reading