A landmark joint report from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) gives stark warning about the impact of air pollution in the UK.
In Every Breath We Take: the lifelong impact of air pollution these experts conclude that around 40,000 deaths a year in the UK are linked to air pollution, with a further 99,000 deaths annually in Europe.
We blogged last year about the surprising link between anxiety, stroke and air pollution, and the ways in which air pollution makes its way into the water cycle and drinking water.
Now we learn that indoor air pollution can be as problematic as that outdoors:
“The dangers of outdoor air pollution have been well documented, however the report highlights the often overlooked section of our environment – indoor space.
Factors such as kitchen products, faulty boilers, open fires, fly-sprays and air fresheners, all of which can cause poor air quality in our homes, workspaces and schools.
According to the report indoor air pollution may have caused or contributed to 99,000 deaths annually in Europe.”
What can you do to minimise exposure within your home? Here’s 3 easy suggestions you can put in place right away:
- Switch to eco-friendly cleaning products
- Ensure your gas appliances are serviced annually
- Install one of our tap water purifiers to eliminate the possibility of ingesting pollutants and contaminants whilst you hydrate. Ours are the most effective, efficient & convenient tap water purification systems available and you can rent one from less than £1 a day.