You have probably been told to stay at home if you suffer from flu symptoms, have asthma or allergies.
But maybe you should also get into fresh air.
"The significant increase in asthma and allergies in recent decades may be related to a more indoor climate, especially in winter, especially young children live much more at home than outdoors, while we know that they are getting easier to get infected with viral and bacterial diseases. Much more polluted than in the air outside, says doctor Kjell Vaage.
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It is well documented that the climate within the poor can exacerbate the plagues of asthma and allergy sufferers.
The incidence of these diseases is increasing, and studies show that the causes of the increase are increasingly associated with environmental factors outside and at home, according to Norway's Asthma and Asthma data.
"In the winter months we enter, so do insects such as mice and rats, and we know that the occurrence of fungi and moss in residential homes often increases during the season." Studies show that living in a damp building and plants over time can increase the risk of developing asthma and can lead to infections Breathing, coughing and chest tubes, "says Evind Sitnes at Tryg Forsikring.
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Infectious diseases associated with indoor climates mainly affect the respiratory and mucous membranes of the nose and throat. This causes common diseases like colds and flu.
One of the worst sources of indoor pollution is the pattern.
"It's especially in the transition between the wet autumn weather and the cold winter because the moss thrives.We do not like it, but the inner air is affected.If you do not get a mug, it will become a health problem for anyone who lives in the house," says Setnes.
Condom molds are the most common, but all molds can be prevented by good prevention. The keywords here are to keep the surfaces clean and dry and make sure that the moisture can not accumulate anywhere.
Good advice for a good indoor climate:
- 1. Rinse twice a day for 15 minutes. It does not stop opening a window, you need to open windows all over the house. Then the humidity rises and the temperature drops, resulting in the swirling dust becoming heavier and lying on the floor. In addition to using the extraction fan, use an open window when cooking. This is to prevent water and gas vapor.
- 2. Maintain a constant internal temperature in all rooms at 21 degrees. Do not turn off the heat in rooms that you do not use. What happens is that the surfaces become cold and condense in combination with moisture. The water occurring can lead to mold quickly. Especially important is to have a temperature of 18-21 degrees in the bedroom as we actually do some moisture when we sleep.
- 3. Avoid placing clothes to dry indoors if possible. Water vapor is one of the worst for the climate at home. Moisture can lead to mildew, which is the main concern when it comes to indoor climates, which can improve asthma and respiratory distress. If you need to hang clothes to dry indoors, you may want to do this on a bathroom with a hood.
- 4. Avoid large furniture directly against the outside walls. Where air is cool and hot meets, it needs to be airy and good air circulation. Otherwise, condensation will develop, which can eventually evolve into a pattern. We recommend at least 5-10 cm clearance between furniture and cold exterior walls.
- 5. Provide documentation, especially if you are a tenant. In some cases it can be required that land owners make improvements, and for one extreme result may be required to terminate the lease. This applies to homes where it is proven that it is dangerous to live nothing is done to repair the conditions. (Source: Insurance insurances)