You probably had to stay indoors if you suffer from flu symptoms, have asthma or have allergies.
But maybe you should also get into the fresh air.
"Significant increases in asthma and allergies in recent decades are likely to be associated with a worse indoor climate.In winter, younger children live much more than outside, as we know they become easier and more infected by viruses and bacteria. more polluted than outside, says Dr. Kjell Vaage.
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It is well documented that a bad indoor climate can aggravate the suffering of asthma and allergies.
The incidence of these diseases is increasing and research shows that the causes of the increase are increasingly associated with external and internal external factors, as reported by the Norwegian Association for Asthma and Allergy.
"In the winter months, the same goes for pests like mice and rats, and we know that mushrooms and mold in residential buildings often increase during this season." Studies show that life in a damp and moldy building over time leads to an increased risk of developing asthma, and can also lead to more and worse respiratory infections, cough and chest pain, "says Øyvind Setnes in Tryg Forsikring.
Often you should change bedding to avoid illness
Different infectious diseases associated with the indoor climate primarily affect respiratory and mucosal membranes in the area of the nose and throat. Causes common illness such as colds and flu.
One of the worst sources of air pollution is molding.
"Particularly in the transition between the wet autumn weather and the cold winter, the mold is blossoming, we do not like it, but the indoor air is affected, and if you do not get a mug, it will become a health problem for everyone living in the house," says Setnes.
Condom forms are the most common, but all forms can be prevented by good prevention. The key words here are to keep clean and dry surfaces and ensure that no moisture can accumulate anywhere.
Good advice for a good indoor climate:
- 1. Rinse twice a day for 15 minutes. Do not stop opening the window, you must open windows at all ends of the house. Then the humidity increases and the temperature decreases, causing the swirling dust to thicken and lie on the floor. In addition to using an extractor fan, you should also have an open window when cooking. This is to prevent water vapor and gas.
- 2. Keep a stable indoor temperature in all rooms by 21 degrees. Do not switch off heat in rooms you do not use. What can happen if the surfaces are cold and create condensation in combination with humidity. The water that is present can quickly lead to mold. It is especially important to have a temperature of 18-21 degrees in the bedroom, because we really create moisture during sleep.
- 3. If possible, avoid putting on the inside of your clothing. Water vapor is one of the worst for the climate at home. Humidity can lead to mold, which is a major concern in terms of indoor climate, which can increase asthma and respiratory problems. If you need to hang clothes that could dry in the interior, we recommend doing it in the hooded bathroom.
- 4. Avoid large furniture directly against cold outer walls. If cold and warm air meets, it should be air and good air circulation. Conversely, condensation is formed, which may eventually develop into formation. We recommend the distance between the furniture and the cold outer walls of at least 5-10 cm.
- 5. Provide documentation, especially if you are a tenant. In some cases, real estate owners may be required to improve and, in the extreme, may require the termination of the lease. This concerns households where life has been proven to be life-threatening, and nothing is done to remedy conditions. (Source: Insurance)