How To Analyze Your Homes Microclimate

Homes Microclimate

How bad can the disturbed microclimate in the room affect a relatively healthy person?

Factors That Affect Microclimates in the room

First of all, it is necessary to understand what kind of violations are involved, how long a person is in a room with an unfavorable microclimate. If the changes are insignificant and are reversible, temporary, our immunity, which is responsible for the adaptive properties of the organism, can effectively resist them. However, if air quality, humidity and other microclimate parameters are unfavorable for a long time, it can cause health problems.

What symptoms can be caused by the lack of proper influx of fresh and clean air into the room in healthy people?

The main indicator of air quality is the content of oxygen and carbon dioxide, the presence or absence of impurities. So, in the air with a low oxygen content a person will feel fatigue, a breakdown.

Extraneous smells (for example, transport or production emissions) can disturb sleep and, in addition, cause negative emotional reactions. Therefore, it is so important to breathe the “right”, balanced air, in which both carbon dioxide (to stimulate breathing) and oxygen must be present.

What measures should a person take to prevent the development of allergic diseases?

A significant part of the diseases can indeed be prevented, therefore, if a person has a predisposition to develop allergic reactions, it is necessary to take appropriate preventive measures.

So, people suffering from hay fever, it is recommended to go to another climatic zone for the time of flowering of plants. If this is not possible, measures should be taken to reduce contact with pollen.

Those who develop an allergy to dust, it is also necessary to prevent the exacerbation of the disease. The simplest way in this case is a thorough cleaning of the premises, the constant removal of dust and mites. If these pathogens in the air a little, most likely, there will not be an immune response – a clinically allergy will not manifest itself. The development of the disease is possible when the limiting concentration of allergens will be exceeded.

If the allergy does not have a genetic predisposition, for example, on pollutants, on medicines, then it can be controlled. To do this, it is worthwhile to know that various substances refer to pollutants: heavy metals present in air polluted by automobile or industrial emissions disturb the hematopoiesis; the presence of a nearby bakery can cause fungal diseases; mold black often becomes the causative agent of aspergillosis, reduces immunity, causes the development of allergic reactions. Any pollutants equally negatively affect both people with hereditary predisposition to allergies, and those whose parents do not suffer from this disease.

Is it possible to prevent allergies?

Yes, but for this it is necessary to remember all the time about the existence of the problem and try to limit the exposure of harmful substances as much as possible: clean the air in the premises, conduct wet cleaning, do not consume toxic harmful products with preservatives, and try to choose environmentally friendly places for life.

What should I do during the peak season to minimize health damage?

At the height of the flowering season – we have already said that plant pollen is one of the most common and most powerful allergens – you need to try to minimize contact with this irritant. To do this, you can go to another climatic zone, restrict pollen access to the premises by means of technical means, such as a ventilator with special anti-allergenic filters when taking air, use air purifiers, and conduct a wet cleaning of the room.

Try to be fewer on the street, and if necessary, leave the house wear long-sleeved clothing, a hat to limit contact of pollen with skin, hair and mucous membranes. Immediately upon returning home, you must take a shower. Also a good effect is provided by the hypoallergenic diet during this period. In allergology, everything is very logical and simple: there is no contact with the allergen – there is no allergy.

Can a bad ecology provoke the appearance of new allergens with time?

Of course. If the allergy is not treated, the disease progresses and worsens, the spectrum of allergens is always expanding, the sensitivity to pollutants decreases. That is why the early diagnosis of the disease is so important, and even better is the prevention of allergies.

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