Indian children who were exposed to more indoor pollutants had increased levels of asthma and allergic rhinitis, claims a new study.
The study examined 70 households where no children had symptoms of asthma and/or hay fever, while the other 70 households had at least one child with one of those conditions.
Researchers measured the levels of air pollutants i.e. smoking, kerosene and biomass fuel combustion and in all the homes, and found that in the homes of children who suffered from asthma and allergies, household air pollution was twice as great.
It was also found out that, higher levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were found in the houses of children with asthma and hay fever.