People, young and old, spend most of their time indoors, whether in homes, offices, schools, nurseries, shops or cars. In all these environments there are consumer products and building materials which can affect indoor air quality. It could be paints, furniture and fittings, printers, cleaning agents etc., all of which all emit chemicals, not to mention other environmental pollution caused by humidity or tobacco smoke. Exposure to any of these could have a negative impact on health ranging from headaches to mucous irritation, respiratory diseases and asthma.
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