Indoor Pollution - Pollutants inside our House

Indoor Pollution

When we talk about pollution, most of us think that its gas emission from traffic and factories, poly-bags, chemical wastes from major manufacturers, nuclear wastes from nuclear plants and bla-bla-bla. Yes these things are a part of pollution. But most of our time is spent not near these things. We spend most of our time inside our house or work place, which we think are free from pollution. Its just a misconception. If you think that your house and workplace are free from pollution, then its the time to change your thinking.

Pollutants inside our House 

Here we will list some major pollutants found inside our house and office. Read the following article completely and you will be surprised as you reach its end.

  • Dust: If you don't lean your home on regular basis then you are putting yourself in danger yourself. Dust inside your house is not just some soil particles from outside, it also contains your dead skin cells, hair. If you don't clean them daily then you are creating a playground for micro-organisms. One of the best playgrounds for such micro organisms in under your bed which is the most commonly ignored place by all of us.
  • Printers : Printers don't just print reports they also spray lots of micro-particles of ink, toner, and ozone which is a lung irritant. Color ink produces more noxious debris than a simple black and white print.
  • Candles: If you light candles in your home then its time to know little about them. Most of the candles using Paraffin. These candles emit such chemicals which can damage liver and also causes neurological problems and leukemia.
  • Furniture: Pressed wood (used in fiberboard or particleboard) is used in a number of household wooden products. This pressed wood is made by sticking tiny pieces of wood with glue or resins. But this pressed wood can also emit formaldehyde, a preservative and suspected carcinogen.
  • Paint: Lead is a component of Paint. However now Lead based paints are banned in US but still some old houses have that lead based paint on their walls. Lead is known for negative impacts on human health. It can cause permanent brain damage in kids.
  • Carpets:  American Lung Association recommends not to use carpets. Carpets are home to dirt, dust mites, pet dander, dirt, fungus and other unhealthy particles which can also cause asthma. Apart from these things formaldehyde is also present in majority of carpets which is a carcinogen.
  • Cleaning Sprays: Majority of cleaning sprays are just chemicals. They clean the surface but also leave some compounds in air which are poisonous for our body. Simple vinegar or baking soda can do the same cleaning without any toxic effects.
  • Kitchen: You might be surprised, but YES. If your kitchen is not properly ventilated then its the most dangerous pollutant in your home. Cooking on a Gas stove can cause unsafe level of nitrogen dioxide unless you use a exhaust fan in your kitchen while cooking. It increses the risk of asthma and other respiratory diseases.
  • Vegetables: According to an estimate 80% of human interaction with pesticides happen inside our house. Vegetables are the main source of that. Various pesticides are used while growing vegetables. When we eat those vegetables these pesticides enter our body. We can't stop eating vegetables but we can lower our interaction with pesticides by using some preventive measures. First is to wash the vegetables properly before cutting and second is to peel-off the vegetable before cutting and cooking. Majority of pesticides are inside the peel of vegetable. Last but not the least is to have a kitchen garden and grow vegetables in it with no or minimum amount of pesticides.
  • Smoking: If any body in your house is a smoker, then its an add-on to the indoor air pollution.
The above chart shows how serious is indoor pollution. Most of us are prone to getting some disease due to indoor air pollution. It better to keep track of that pollution and remain healthy.

We provided the above information after reading about indoor air pollution on internet. We don't guarantee all the facts written here to be true, but they are true as per our knowledge. Try searching and reading more about indoor air pollution before applying any changes in your lifestyle. 

Flu Symptoms (How it differs from Cold)

Flu is a common health problem in winter. A number of symptoms are related to flu. If you agree with most of them listed here, then you are suffering from flu. Intensity of suffering differs from person to person and the cause of flu.

Some common symptoms of flu are:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills.
  • Cough.
  • Sore throat.
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle aches or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Tiredness
  • Vomiting and diarrhea(more common in children than adults)

Flu Symptoms vs Cold Symptoms

Some people often get confused between common cold and flu. However some symptoms of cold and flu are same but these two conditions can be differentiated.

We hope that the symptom difference between flu and common cold will be clear by now after understanding the charts given above.

Garcinia Cambogia Benefits and Side Effects

Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia is a fruit found in India and South East Asia. Its famous for its usage in weight loss. Garcinia Cambogia also come in the form of pill. Its one of the most googled weight loss pill. Several brands make Garcinia Cambogia pill under different names.

Garcinia Cambogia fruit looks like a small pumpkin and its colour ranges from green to yellow.

Some other common names of Garcinia Cambogia are

  • Garcinia gummi-gutta
  • brindleberry
  • Malabar tamarind
  • kudam puli (pot tamarind)

Weight Loss by Garcinia Cambogia

Those who believe in weight loss property of Garcinia Cambogia, find it beneficial to affect appetite and weight regulation in two ways:

  • Reduces Fat Production: It blocks the fat-producing enzyme Citrate lyase which makes it harder for the body to produce fat.
  • Reduced Appetite: It increases levels of the hormone serotonin in the brain which leads to reduced appetite.

Note: According to wikipedia the weight loss benefit of Garcinia Cambogia is overhyped and it does not show any extra ordinary benefits in weight reduction.

Other Health Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia

  • One study results say that it can reduce LDL cholesterol, lower triglycerides and raise HDL (the good cholesterol).
  • One more study confirmed that it can lower the belly fat as well.

Side Effects of Garcinia Cambogia

Some side effects are also connected to usage of Garcinia Cambogia. These sides effects are reported in various research studies.

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea

Note: Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use Garcinia Cambogia as its not considered safe in such cases.

Facts about Sex Unknown to most of Adults

Sex is the unholy word for most of the religions, but its the only thing surviving the human existence on our planet. Due to its unholy image in our mind we don't show our interest in getting in-depth knowledge about this natural phenomena. Here we have collected some facts about sex and reproduction system of human beings. You might feel surprised that you have spent several years of your adult life unknown of this knowledge.

Facts about Sex Unknown to most of Adults

  • A women releases a single egg cell in a month while a single ejaculation of man contain  30 to 750 Million of Sperms (However its lower than a swine which have 8 billion sperms in a single shot).
  • 70% of american teenagers have had sex before they enter 20's.
  • Women are fertile for 3 to 6 days every month.
  • Sperm cell can remain alive inside reproductive tract but it barely remain viable after two days.
  • For birth control couples often do sex in safe period (unsafe period are fertile days of a women), but 24% couples fail and the female partner get pregnant.
  • Ovulation is the time when mature egg comes out into Fallopian tube to get fertilized. Ovulation can be detected by body temperature. During ovulation body temperature rises by 0.5 degree Celsius. So if you want to know your fertile period then measure your temperature daily and you will know the correct time.
  • Usually we think that sex education for teenagers will encourage them to practice it, but some researches have shown that sex education helped teenagers in keeping their virginity.
  • A study published Sept. 24, 2012 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine states that women prefer sex with men with larger penises.
  • According to a study published in British Journal of Urology International in 2007, women worry less about penis size and men worry more about it. 85% of women are satisfied with the length of penis of their partner, but only 55% of men are satisfied with their own penis length.
  • Average vagina size is 2.44 inches but it varies from 1.5 inch to 4 inch.
  • According to google knowledge graph average penis size is 5.1 Inch.
  • The tendency to have an orgasm decreases with age in men, but increases with age in women. Older women have more orgasms during sex compared to women of lower age groups.
  • Just like sleep-walk and sleep-eat, sleep-sex is also a medical condition. Its known as sexsomnia.
  • Women are more prone to nightmares in their sleep while men are prone to dreaming of sex in their sleep.
  • According to a survey done in spain rich people have a more sexually satisfactory life then poor people.

Exercise to help you live longer

Its a well known fact that exercise can improve your health but now researchers have found that exercise can add years to your life as well. Here we will discuss some important exercises and workouts that can help you in increasing your lifespan.

Before discussing the exercises lets discuss some facts related to exercise and lifespan of human beings.

Based on a research done on 650,000 people its found that

  • Being Obese and physically inactive can cut 7.5 years from your life.
  • 300 minutes of some easy-to-do exercises in a week can add 4.2 years to your life.

Here are some exercises that you can do easily out of your busy schedule.

  • Running or Walking : Running is considered best for a healthy person, but you are not fit to run then walking is best. Walking is best for everybody. Even if a healthy person is walking with some elder ones while chit-chatting with them, then its beneficial for both of them. Most elder people prefer a evening walk.
  • Swimming: Swimming is a complete exercise. Those who do it will agree with my view. It increases you physical stamina as well.
  • Cycling: Its one of the most preferred exercise by people of all age groups. If you are unable to do it as an outdoor activity then you can also use it as an exercising equipment inside your home.
  • Aerobics: Best thing about aerobics is that you don't need any equipment for that. You can do it in middle of your walking schedule in a park. Light exercises of aerobics gives movement to all of your joints and muscles. Its good for people of all age groups. 
  • Workout in a Gym: If you are a healthy person and them you will prefer this one. Workout in gym gives us a feeling of a fit sportsman. Thats why people in their 20's and 30's prefer workout in a gym. There is no harm in that, instead its good for health. But sometimes people go for heavyweight exercises without any coach, which can create trouble sometime. So whatever you do,do it properly and always ask your trainer if you want to go for heavyweight exercises.
  • Yoga: Its another popular thing that can be done by people of all age groups. There are various types of yoga, so a good yoga teacher can only tell you which yoga postures are best for you. Yoga exercises are not only good for your body but they are good for your mind as well. Yoga increases your concentration power.

Some tips before you begin

  • Don't forget your age: Sometimes some aged people try to compete with younger generation, which can land them into trouble. Its better to stick to your exercise schedule which is meant for you. Overexercising can be very harmful sometimes.
  • Don't forget your medical condition: If you have some medical condition then it its better to take advice from your doctor and make a exercise schedule accordingly. Especially heart patients and blood pressure patients should listen to doctors advice and take it seriously. 

If we add some years to our life using some easy to do exercises then these extra years will be full of life, not just spending the time with your medicines and bed. Its your choice what you want in the end, a healthy and cheerful end or just visiting doctors in the end.