Effects of poor air quality

The effects of poor air quality are diverse and vary from person to person. Some people feel immediate effects, while others may develop chronic diseases or psychological problems over time.


Many people are unaware that they are exposed to poor air quality throughout their lives and often unknowingly contribute to the deterioration of their own air quality. Typical symptoms of the flu such as chills, runny nose, cough, fever, sore throat, as well as headaches and body aches can also be signs of poisoning by nitrogen dioxide (NO2) or carbon dioxide (CO2), as well as tinnitus.


When presenting symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, body aches, memory disturbances, and general malaise, the diagnosis by a doctor often depends on the circumstances described. Problems at work might be diagnosed as burnout, difficulties at home as depression. Unexplained pains might suggest fibromyalgia, difficulty concentrating might indicate ADHD. After a Covid infection, Long Covid could be diagnosed.


A pulse oximeter, commonly used to check blood oxygen levels, does not detect oxygen deficiency caused by CO2 or NO2 poisoning.


Many of the diseases mentioned cannot be diagnosed through specific tests but are diagnosed by excluding other diseases and assessing the circumstances. Often there is no cure; symptoms either disappear on their own or persist indefinitely.


It is an interesting hypothesis that many of these diseases, including diabetes, anorexia, obesity, chronic fatigue, depression, burnout, cancer, heart attacks, and even family conflicts, could potentially be caused by poor air quality.


It would certainly be valuable to further investigate this, both for personal well-being and that of the family.


Regarding the symptoms: The list begins with symptoms that can occur even with low exposure and ends with chronic symptoms that develop after long-term exposure.