Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the condition of the air within a home or other building. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help to reduce your risk of health concerns. Did you know that the air inside of your home can be two-to-five times more polluted than the air outside? This is because our homes are in a confined space with less circulation than outdoor air.
Some sources of indoor pollution include:
- Rodent infestation
- Plug-in air fresheners
- Tobacco smoke
- Household cleaning products
- Personal care products
- Gases such as radon and carbon monoxide
- Materials used in the building such as asbestos, formaldehyde and lead
Some health effects may show up shortly after exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutant. Other health issues may show up years later.
Some examples of immediate effects include eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches; dizziness; and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable. Sometimes it’s simply about eliminating exposure to the source of the pollution, if it can be identified. Other effects include diseases like asthma.
Further research is needed to better understand what health effects occur after long-term exposure to the average pollutant concentrations found in homes.
Home Comfort Solutions is dedicated to helping you find every solution to make your home as comfortable as possible. That includes the quality of air inside your home.
So what can be done about it? Click on the links below to see what may be going on in your home and how Home Comfort Solutions can help.
For more information about indoor air quality, please visit these related websites:
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma And Immunology
American Lung Association
Environmental Protection Agency
Medical and Health Information
National Safety Council Environmental Health Center
INDOOR AIR QUALITY PRODUCTS
Home Comfort Solutions offers a variety of solutions to combat poor indoor air quality. We realize that no two households are the same and that different options work better for different problems.
Home Comfort Solutions offers only the highest quality products aimed at purifying your air. Whether you’re in search of an air-purifying system to filter the air, humidifiers to battle mold and mildew growth, or ventilation systems for cool or warm temperatures, we offer a line of products that are sure to meet your needs.