NICE warns of indoor pollution dangers

Latest

NICE warns of indoor pollution dangers

In Latest

New draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) highlights the dangers of indoor air pollution and sets out a number of recommendations for limiting exposure to pollutants.

The guidance urges people to be aware of the air quality in their homes and to reduce their exposure to indoor pollutants, such as those from cookers, damp, cleaning products and fires, as these can irritate the lungs and exacerbate asthma symptoms. 

Individuals who are most at risk include those with compromised immune systems, such as pregnant women, older people, young children, people with pre-existing medical conditions and people who may have to spend a lot of time at home, says NICE.

Professor Gill Leng, deputy chief executive and director of health and social care at NICE, commented: “Evidence shows that homes with poor air quality are linked to an increase in risk of health problems. Poor ventilation leads to a build-up of pollutants which can exacerbate illnesses such as asthma”.

Record my learning outcomes

Latest

Inspiring stories related to health, fitness and the pursuit of wellbeing

Share:

Loading...

Recommended Learning

bookmark icon off
Sponsored education

Supporting customers to sleep better

Explore the rotating pack shot to find out more about Nytol Liquid Caramel Flavour, a clinically-proven alternative to sleeping tablets, and understand how you can support customers to sleep better.

5 Min Module

Sponsored education

Treating fungal nail infections

Understand how fungal nail infections develop and help manage customer expectations around treatment

10 Min Module

Bayer Business Programme

Retail ready: Building confidence in retail skills - Module

How to make the most of technology and the commercial opportunites it offers.

10 Min Module

bookmark icon off
Sponsored education

How to advise on head lice

Despite them being so common, many people still don't know how to get rid of head lice. This training will arm you with the facts so that you can help customers choose the best treatments and answer their questions with confidence.

15 Min Module

Sponsored education

Supporting women in their contraceptive choices

Upgrade your contraceptive consultations by exploring the interactive pack to learn about a daily oral contraceptive pill

8 Min Module

bookmark icon off
Sponsored education

Helping customers treat & care for their scalp

Understanding the causes and symptoms of some common scalp conditions will help you to make a real difference to your customers’ lives. Complete this module to discover self-care and product advice to help ease symptoms and maintain scalp health.

10 Min Module