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Household air pollution: the forgotten hazard

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that each year 4.3 million people die of exposure to household pollutants. Buildings with a safe indoor environment can reduce healthcare costs
As air pollution is largely considered to be an outdoor problem, people are little aware of indoor contaminants. The World Health Organisation estimated that each year 4.3 million people die of exposure to household pollutants.
The EU Healthy Homes Barometer 2017 confirms that one out of six Europeans, the equivalent of Germany’s population, reports living in unhealthy buildings, which have damp, poor light, inadequate heating or overheating problems. And in some EU countries, the number is as high as one out of three. 
Besides the contaminants outside, in our homes there are typical pollutants such as dust (...)

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