Indoor Air Qaulity Monitoring at Rural Areas of Mandya District
Amongst the five essentials of life viz., air, water, food, shelter and cloth, air is the most important one for human beings. Though, air is abundantly available, it invariably contains pollutants/contaminants. The indoor air pollutants (IAP) structures a significant segment of the complete presentation of inhabitants to different pollutants in family units.. IAP is gases, vapors and particulate. These materials incorporate bio-aerosols, particles, Volatile organic carbons , organic and inorganic fumes. The impact of various domestic fuels used and its emission in indoors of Hanakere village of Mandya district is carried out. A rearranged indoor air contamination is made utilizing the poll that was readied identified with kind of stoves, sort of fuel utilized in kitchen, standard of conduct of cooking part and so forth. To study the magnitude of indoor air pollution in rural areas, particularly the concentration of particulate matter, a simplified measuring instrument called SKC personal air sampler is used. It is observed that fuels used for domestic cooking in preferential order is Kerosene ,LPG, Cowdung cakes , Biomass, and coal. The quantity of fuel used varied depending on no. of occupants and quality of fuel used. convergence of RSPM having streamlined size under 1μm, which can cause spherulites.