Special Issue Article
Correlation between Determinants of Indoor Air Quality and Respiratory Diseases In Lucknow City
It refers to the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of air in the indoor environment within a home, building, or an institution or commercial facility. Indoor air pollution is a concern in the developed countries, where energy efficiency improvements sometimes make houses relatively airtight, reducing ventilation and raising pollutant levels. Indoor air problems can be subtle and do not always produce easily recognized impacts on health. Different conditions are responsible for indoor air pollution in the rural areas and the urban areas. For the analysis of the determinant of indoor air pollution and health impact some independent and dependent variables have been selected to examine the relationship between them. Standard statistical techniques with empirical observation have been used to analyze the degree of relations between dependent and independent variables. The analysis reveals positive correlation with varying degree of association. Among all the variable, it is discerned that the intensity of pollution is more pronounced in peripheral, industrial and central i.e. old part of the city .It is attributed to the high consumption of bio fuel by the slum dwellers, low living spacing, ill ventilation, smoke remain inside the houses as well as poor exit capacity of smoke from inside the house. To reduce the level of indoor air pollution and health impact suggestions and recommendations have been made for healthy living.