Air Quality

THE SITUATION

UAE is a wonderful country and the reason why so many of us call it home.

However, doctors say that the climate in the region may be detrimental to our health because of sand particles which are likely to provoke or increase the symptoms for allergy sufferers.

As we spent 90% of our time indoors, poor indoor air quality can cause respiratory, irritant and infection problems.

IN DUBAI

Thanks to Dubai Municipality and their research, we have a clear guidelines on air quality.

Very aware of the risks that may be caused by poor indoor air quality, Dubai Municipality has created a set of recommendations and thresholds in its Green Building Regulations and Specifications document.

The World Health Organization and indoor air quality

What are the main sources of household air pollution in developing countries?

What are the health consequences?

The World Health Organization answers these questions.

What UAE doctors advised

UAE is a very special country mainly because of its environment.

Here is a very interesting article with the participation of specialist Dr.Trilok Chand regarding the precautions that should be taken during sand storms

What is fine particules ?

Commonly written as PM2.5, particles in this category are so small that they can only be detected with an electron microscope. They are even smaller than their counterparts PM10, which are particles that are 10 micrometres or less, and are also called fine particles

Some facts

Indoor air is 8 to 10 times more polluted than outdoor air

The 3 main air pollutants are :

Fine particules of sand (PM2.5), VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and microorganisms

Long-term exposure to poor air quality can lead to : Asthma, lung cancer, cardio-vascular risks, Alzheimer…

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