Do housing conditions determine occupants’ health?


The facts about housing:

  • People spend more time indoors at home and at work, even at leisure in a mall
  • In urban living (the metropolitan) especially the high-rise residential, hotels, complexes, and offices environment is built structurally airtight (sealed) for the sake of safety,
    air-conditioning, and deterring outdoor pollution
  • Buildings are built close to one another, lacking in airflow ventilation and sustaining nature-environment


The reality about alarming human health:

  • Social health which includes stress is believed as the root of many modern-day illnesses i.e., hypertension, mental health, migraine, and other more chronic symptoms
  • People especially children, and the younger generations seem to be susceptible to allergen-related symptoms such as asthma, sinus, skin, and eyes


A healthy lifestyle according to comprises “getting enough sleep, practicing mindfulness, managing stress, keeping mind and body fit, connecting socially, and more”. Sleeping and resting well is one that people rejuvenate at home. While people generally pursue wellness externally, many overlook the most basic of a healthy lifestyle begins at home or, in places where you spend most hours, sleeping or awake. 


Potential health hazards at home or in a sealed environment include:

  • Unseen biological allergens such as mold (fungi), dust mites, and pathogens left behind by common pests (cockroaches, rats) contributed to various respiratory illnesses including asthma, bronchitis, and sinus
  • Chemical pollutants like VOC, radon, Carbon Monoxide, and high concentration of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) are produced by indoor equipment, cleaning detergents, and paint
  • Poor physical ventilation, temperature, and humidity are not only a cause of discomfort but are conducive to the growth of unseen biological allergens


Improving indoor air quality is the first step to an Urban Healthy Lifestyle. 

Get your home IAQ assessed and talk to our consultant to improve your living condition. 

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