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Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor Air Pollution is 5 – 100 times more than the outdoor air pollution as In poorly ventilated dwellings, smoke in and around the home can exceed acceptable levels for fine particles 100-fold.

Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

  • Radon – from uranium containing racks under home
  • Cigarette Smoke – tobacco smoke from cigarettes & pipes
  • Carbon Monoxide from Faulty Furnace / improper ventilation
  • Nitrogen Dioxide – from unvented gas stoves, wood stoves, kerosene heaters
  • Chloroform – from chlorine treated water in hot showers
  • Formaldehyde – from furniture and carpeting from synthetic polymers, particle board, foam insulation
  • Pesticides from gardening products
  • Lead from paints and varnishes
  • Cleaning solvents – from dry cleaning liquids etc.
  • Ozone – from outdoor air
  • Asbestos – from pipes, insulation and vinyl tiles

Sources of indoor air pollution

1.3 Million Deaths Every Year In India Due To Indoor Air Pollution

Poor indoor air quality is the second largest killer with 1.3 million deaths in India each year.


Outdoor air pollution has been recognized as a source of discomfort for centuries as smoke, dust and obnoxious odors.


Indoor Air Pollution is 5 – 100 times more than the outdoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution is a concern in the developing countries

what is air pollution

Contamination of the air by noxious gases and minute particles of solid and liquid matter in concentrations that endanger

Since 2015, Lung Care Foundation has touched millions of lives
through its digital and media campaigns
and trained over 15000 lung ambassadors
through awareness camps

We continue to work on us towards our vision through collaboration with Schools, RWAs, PSUs, Healthcare Providers, Corporate Houses, Start-Ups & Other Healthcare professionals to make maximum impact and work towards the
“Care & Cure of 2.6 Billion Lungs of India”.