The harm of indoor air pollution to children cannot be ignored!
According to a survey by indoor environmental experts, modern people spend an average of 80% of their time indoors and 65% of their time at home. The degree of indoor air pollution in modern cities is many times higher than in the outdoor! So who is indoors and is exposed to indoor air pollution? It is those children, pregnant women, the elderly and chronic patients, especially children who are more vulnerable to indoor air pollution than adults. This is because, on the one hand, because the child’s body is growing, the amount of breathing is 50% higher than that of the adult. On the other hand, children spend 80% of their time living indoors.
So, what harm does indoor environmental pollution cause to children’s health?
1.Inducing bloody diseases in children.
Medical research has proven that environmental pollution has become the main cause of leukemia. The Harbin Institute of Hematology and Oncology has treated more than 1,500 children with blood diseases last year. Among them, leukemia patients are as high as 80%, and most of them are 4 years old. Why do children become the current high-risk population of leukemia? Ma Jun, the director of the institute, said that in addition to the internal factors that children’s immune function is relatively fragile, harmful gases such as formaldehyde emitted from interior decoration materials are one of the ‘killers’;
2.Increase the incidence of asthma in children.
From the US experts’ investigation of asthma caused by indoor air pollution, it can be seen that among American children, asthma accounts for 12.4% of the total population of the United States. The disease affects children in each age group, and 65% of children have asthma to varying degrees. The World Health Organization announces that 100,000 people worldwide die from asthma every year because of indoor air pollution, and 35% of them are children. According to statistics, the prevalence of asthma in children in China is 2-5%, and the prevalence rate of children aged 1-5 is as high as 85%! Formaldehyde has become a major cause of asthma in children.
3.Leading to lead poisoning in children.
Increasing environmental lead pollution is the root cause of lead poisoning in people, especially children. Especially with the rapid development of the economy, urban transportation has developed rapidly, various interior decoration materials have emerged in an endless stream, interior decoration has entered thousands of households, children’s toys have become increasingly abundant, and lead from gasoline and paint constitutes pollution to the indoor environment. According to a survey conducted by an indoor health survey organization in the United Kingdom, the average lead content in the air in the house is twice as high as that in the park soil, which is a great threat to young children who often move indoors. According to the survey, only 20% of children in Beijing have excessive blood lead levels.
4.Make children’s intelligence greatly reduced.
In 2001, the UK’s £15 million ‘Global Environmental Change’ research team, after summarizing the research reports of scientists from various countries and conducting a large number of investigations and analysis, published a shocking conclusion: environmental pollution makes humans, especially children. The intelligence is greatly reduced! Dr. Williams of the University of London Institute of Education, who participated in the study, said: ‘This result goes beyond people’s previous estimates that the human brain is being damaged by human behavior.’
Therefore, no matter from the child’s physical or intellectual development, the harm of indoor environmental pollution to children can not be ignored.
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