Bad ventilation

Other Names:
Ill-ventilated rooms
Inadequate ventilation
Lack of ventilation

Double-glazed homes with high humidity and fitted carpets are most likely to exacerbate asthma, particularly if dust and pets are also present. Children in west German cities have high levels of antibodies against house-dust mites and cat fur -- the most common household triggers of asthma -- and at levels three to five times higher than their contemporaries in east Germany (no other differences were found in other antibodies, such as those to grass pollens). The incidence of a related disorder, nasal allergy or hay fever, was 23% in Hamburg against around 13% in Erfurt.

Narrower Problems:
Recirculated stale air
Related Problems:
Hay fever
Reduced By:
Cold draught
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
17.09.2019 – 17:04 CEST