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Frisk luft, hva er det? – Fresh air, what is it?

Forskjellen ren luft utgjør

 

 

Jeg mener ikke å forminske matallergi, men dette er virkeligheten for alle med lungesjukdommer som blir sjuke av forurenset luft i denne duft og parfymegale verden. Godlukt sa du? Det er kjemikalier, ikke luft, det er å tilsette stoffer i luften som ikke har der å gjøre.  I daglig tale kalles det forurensning.

I tillegg til pustevansker kan det medføre kraftig hodepine, migrene, såre og rennende øyne, hoste, allergisk snue, mv.

Vi er konstruert for å puste luft, ikke noe annet.

Vi kan ikke la være å puste for å verne oss til du bestemmer deg for å ikke forurense luften. Bli parfymefri!

In English

The difference clean air make

I do not mean to diminish food allergy, but this is the reality for all having lung disease in this scent maniac world.

Nice smell you said? It is chemicals, not air, fragrancing is to add substances to the air that has nothing to do there. In daily communication it is called pollution.

In addition to breathing difficulties scented air causes headaches, migraine, runny pinful eyes and nose, cough, and more.

We are constructed to breathe air, nothing else.

We can’t stop breathing to protect ourselves until you decide to stop polluting the air. GO FRAGRANCE-FREE!

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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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Asthma – a handicap – open fireplace – by Annelie Molin

(For English, scroll down)

Hvordan kan astma være et handikapp? Det viser jo ikke og personene kan gå uten hindringer?

Et eksempel på situasjoner hvor astma kan være et handikapp opplevde jeg sist jeg var på tur med en gjeng. De er greie folk og jeg liker de godt, men de har kanskje litt lite innsikt i situasjoner som kan være til problemer for meg som har astma.

De gjør det ikke med vilje det vet jeg, men mere av vane og fordi det er sett på som koselig. Jeg tror de ferreste tenker på slik som dette.

Vi leide en hytte i lag alle og skulle overnatte der. Etter en fin tur i flott natur, og etter middag var det dags for kveldskosen i stua. Jeg var litt sein inn på stua og der hadde noen tent i peisen. Det var en peis, ikke en peisovn, og det luktet brannrøyk i hele stua. Jeg var skeptisk til hvordan dette skulle gå, men gikk inn og satte meg lengst inne i et hjørne og åpnet et vindu. Stua var svær, med stoler rett foran peisen og en sofa langt unna ved vinduene, det var der jeg satte meg. Jeg satt allene, men likevel i samme rom som de andre slik at jeg kunne høre hva de snakket om. Noen klaget over at vinduet var åpent, det ble kalde sa han. Jeg svarte bare med at jeg måtte ha frisk luft p.g.a min astma da det er bare slik det er.

Men likevel, røyken spredde seg i rommet utenfor pipa fordi der var ingen glassdørr som holdt ilden og røyken lukket inne, og også om jeg satt et godt stykke unna så var kjemikaliene osen i røyken der i rommet. Jeg likte meg i hjørnet der, det var koselig å sitte med beina opp i sofaen. Jeg klaget litt over at de fyret opp i peisen, og fikk kommentaren at jeg kunne jo gå og sette meg i det andre rommet? Jeg sa som det var. – Det er ikke noe kjekt å sitte allene på spisestuen på en pinnestol og alle andre sitter her og koser seg sammen. Men etter noen få minutter måtte jeg likevel gå ut av rommet. Det var for mye med den lille røykosen som var i rommet. Gassene fra peisen tettet lungene mine og jeg måtte rømme stedet. Jeg ble redd det skulle bli riktig galet, og der vi var i fjellheimen så var det langt til nermeste sjukhus og ikke dekning på mobilen så kunne det bli farlig. Jeg gikk en tur ute for å få frisk luft og pøste på med medisiner, men det tog lang tid før det ble bedre. Etter middagen var det eneste å gjøre å gå og legge seg da jeg ikke kunne være i stua. Det ble tidlig kveld på meg, mens de andre hygget seg på stua.

Det er kjipt og ensomt når slik skjer. Og det er da astman blir til et handikapp. Et handikapp er noe som hindrer en fra å deltake og gjøre noen ting.

Jeg ville så gjerne være med. Men samtidlig vil man jo ikke være den som ødelegger stemninga for de andre heller. Men så får man kvelden ødelagt for seg selv istedet.

In English

How can asthma be a handicap? It shows not, and the person can walk without obstacles?

An example of situations where asthma can be a handicap I experienced last time I was traveling with a crowd I know. They are nice people and I like the well, but they may have some small insight into situations that could be trouble for me who has asthma. They do not do it intentionally, I know that, but more out of habit and because it is seen as cozy. I think the fewer think of such things like this. Things went like this…

We rented a cottage together all and would stay there over the weekend. After a tour of the beautiful scenery of nature, and after dinner it was time for evening and togetherness  in the living room. I was a little late into the living room and there was a lit fireplace. That was a open fireplace, not a fireplace with doors, and a smell of fire smoke in the living room. I was skeptical about how this would go, but went in and sat in the sofa in a corner and opened a window. The living room was huge, with chairs in front of the open fireplace and a sofa far away from that by the windows, that was where I sat. I sat alone, but still in the same room as the others so that I could hear what they were talking about. Some complained that the window was open, it was cold, he said. I replied simply that I had to have fresh air because of my asthma. But still, the smoke spread in space outside the pipe because there was no glassdoor that kept the fire and the smoke closed in, and also if I put a good distance away, it was the chemicals in the smoke in that room. I enjoyed myself in the corner there, it was nice to sit with my legs up on the sofa. I complained a little over the fire in the fireplace to give them a small hint, and got the comment that I could go and sit in the other room? I said it as it was. There is no fun to sit by myself in the dining room on a wooden chair, while all sit in the livingroom together. But after a few minutes, I had to leave and go out of the room. It was too much with the little smoke that was in the room. The gases from the fireplace sealed my lungs and I had to flee the place. I was afraid it would go wrong, and where we were in the mountains, it was far to the nearest Hospital and no signal on the mobile it could become dangerous. I went for a walk outside to get fresh air and poured or rather overused the medication to get well again. But it took rather long. After dinner was the only thing to do to go to bed since I could not be in the livingroom. It was early evening at me while the others enjoyed themselves on the living room. It sure suck and are lonely when such happens. I would so like to join. But at the same time, really who want to be the grumpy one who destroys the mood of the others either? But then you get the evening ruined for oneself instead.