Improving air quality at home: what to advise patients
NICE guidance on implications for those with allergies or respiratory or cadiovascular conditions, as well as pregnant women and young children
People spend up to 90% of their lives indoors and 60% of that time at home, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) .
While health risks caused by outdoor pollution are relatively well-known, air pollutants in the home are less well understood.
These include mould spores caused by dampness; toxic fumes from gas cookers, open fires, candles or wood burners; allergens from house dust mites; and vapours from household sprays, cleaning materials, paintwork and furnishings.
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