You may have been told to stay indoors if you have flu symptoms, have asthma or allergies.
But maybe you should also get into the fresh air.
"The significant increase in asthma and allergy over the last decades is probably due to the poorer indoor climate. In the winter, especially young children live in large numbers indoors than on the outside, but we know that they are becoming more and more infected with viral and bacterial diseases. internal air can be much more contaminated than outdoor air, says doctor Kjell Vaage.
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It is well-documented that a bad indoor climate can aggravate the suffering of asthma and allergy sufferers.
The incidence of these diseases is increasing and studies have shown that the causes of growth are increasingly linked to environmental factors outside and indoors, according to the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association.
"In the winter months, we come, the same applies to pests, such as mice and rats. In addition, we know that the rise of mushrooms and molds during dwelling-houses during this season often increases. Studies show that during a lifetime, the damaged building of moisture and mold, over time, increases asthma the risk of development, and can cause more and less respiratory infections, coughing and chest tightness, "says Øyvind Setnes Insurance.
Various infectious diseases associated with indoor climate mainly affect respiratory and mucous membranes in the nose and throat area. It causes common illnesses like colds and flu.
One of the worst indoor pollution sources is molding.
"It's a special transition from wet autumn and winter cold that the mildew is flowing. We do not like it, but it affects indoor air. If you do not get a mug, it will become a health problem for anyone living in the house," says Setsna.
Condoms are the most common, but all templates can be prevented. The main words here are to keep the surface clean and dry and make sure that moisture does not accumulate anywhere.
Good tips for a good innovation:
- 1. Rinse twice a day for 15 minutes. It does not stop opening the window; you have to open the windows at all ends of the house. Then the humidity increases and the temperature is lowered, which in turn causes the blisters to become heavier and placed on the floor. In addition to using the extractor fan during cooking, there should also be an open window. This is to avoid water vapor and gas.
- 2. Keep a steady indoor temperature in all 21 degree rooms. Do not turn off heat in rooms that you do not use. It may happen that the surface becomes cold and creates condensation in combination with moisture. The expected water can quickly lead to mold. It is especially important to have a temperature of 18-21 degrees in the bedroom in the bedroom, as we actually wet the room during sleep.
- 3. Avoid placing clothes in the premises, if possible. Water vapor is one of the worst climates in your home. Moisture can create mold, which is the main problem when it comes to indoor climate, which can aggravate asthma and breathing problems. If you need to hang clothes to dry up indoors, it is advisable to do this in the bathroom with a hood.
- 4. Avoid large furniture directly against the cold outer walls. If the cool and warm air matches, it should be light and very air-circulating. Otherwise, condensation will develop, which can eventually become molding. We recommend a minimum of 5-10 cm between the furniture and the cold external walls.
- 5. Provide documentation, especially if you are tenant. In some cases, landlords may be required to make improvements and the final consequences may be needed to terminate the lease. This applies to homes where it is proven that they are dangerous to live and nothing is done to remedy the situation. (Source: Insurance)