Tackling Indoor Air Pollution In Restaurants
Hotel Business Review|September-October 2020
To prevent indoor air pollution in restaurants successfully, all the products used to design the restaurant need to be of good quality — be it the furniture, carpets, blinds or curtains, or even the paint used for the interiors. Moreover, the restaurants and their kitchen/s should be well ventilated, and air-conditioners should be timely serviced

Talk of pollution and the first thing that comes to one’s mind is the smog hanging over cities or the foul smell emanating from garbage dumps littered around the streets. But little attention is often paid to the impact of indoor air pollution (IAP) despite the fact that humans today spend far more time indoors than outdoors.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the combined effects of ambient (outdoor) and household (indoor) air pollution causes about 6.5 million premature deaths every year, largely as a result of increased mortality from stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections. And about 4.3 million people a year die from the exposure to indoor air pollution alone.

Now this is a global picture. The problem is actually worse in countries like India which is battling severe pollution.

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