Ambiguity: Challenges to Combat Indoor Air Pollution during Covid-19

  • Shikha Saxena, Shubhi Kataria, Anil .K. Mathur, A .K. Dwivedi

Abstract

Currently, Pandemic COVID-19 has been thrilling the entire world so far. Besides,all possible
efforts to control the community spread of the virus, rise in cases lead to a gloomy situation. While
earlier studies were mainly focused on outdoor air,Concerns about public health due to indoor air
pollution are based on the facts according to which this time the residents are spending full time
indoor during this lockdown so now facing an ambiguous situation raised due to indoor
contaminant concentrations, particularly in regions of extreme climates hence the condition of
private buildings needs to be considered.Usually air inside gets two to five times more polluted
than outdoor air. Some factors can even enhance pollution levels 100 times. The use of typical
methods of cooking in rural areas leads to higher indoor air pollution hence become the global
health threat, especially for women and children.
The sources of indoor air pollution in high and middle-income buildings include building materials,
air conditioners, refrigerators, humid environments, dust, fumes, and improper ventilation. This
paper provides insight into ambiguous situation which arises in these circumstances, how it effects,
and the suggestion regarding controlling measures with some glances over status of outdoor air in
metro cities.

Published
2020-04-13
How to Cite
Shikha Saxena, Shubhi Kataria, Anil .K. Mathur, A .K. Dwivedi. (2020). Ambiguity: Challenges to Combat Indoor Air Pollution during Covid-19. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(7s), 2254-2260. Retrieved from https://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJAST/article/view/12670