The quality of air within your home may be worse than you think. Indoor air pollution exposure may lead to irritation of the nose, throat and eyes. One may experiences headaches or fatigue. Health effects of these pollutants can surface shortly after exposure or years later.
The immediate effects of indoor air pollutants can be relieved easily by going outside for fresh air. Asthmatics and people with certain medical conditions are especially prone to experience these symptoms.
According to the EPA, other health effects may show up either years after exposure. This can include effects such as respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer.
The materials used to build some home contain asbestos. Exposure may lead to a persistent dry cough, loss of appetite and weight loss, chest tightness or pain, an/or fingertips and toes that appear wider and rounder than normal. Carpet treated with 4-phenylcyclohexene, as well as other chemical compounds, emit carcinogens. These carcinogens may include xylene, formaldehyde, toluene and benzene.
Household cleaners, pesticides, furniture and fuel burning appliances may all contribute to indoor air pollution. Grove Collaborative offers a massive selection of natural cleaners with no chemicals. Sign up using our link to receive a free gift with your first purchase.
Excessive moisture and duct work related issues can contribute to indoor air pollution. Excessive moisture can lead to mold and mildew. Ducts that aren’t sealed properly cause air to be pulled in from your attic, crawl space etc. Older duct work may have deteriorating duct board in it.
Once you’ve narrowed down what the source of the problem is, eliminate it. A dehumidifier can solve a moisture issue. Replace or reseal necessary duct work. Switch to all natural household cleaners and pesticides.
Have an air cleaner installed to greatly reduce your risk of exposure to indoor air pollution. We have a wide variety of products to choose from. Check out the air quality page to find the product that best suits your needs. Feel free to reach out to our office at 770-672-6963 with any questions. They’ll be happy to assist you.