The EPA warns us that people can be exposed to pollutants inside their homes or work, then through the fresh air outside. This is because if central air conditioners are not maintained if they don’t bring in clean air, and sometimes even the recycled air can get moldy. If your home has dust, pets, dander, or other people in the building have airborne infections, there is more of a chance that you could get sick.
Sometimes, you can avoid this by creating your own ‘fresh air leak’ by opening an adjacent window even slightly.
Common Household Pollutants
- Pollutant: carbon monoxide (CO)
- Pollutant: radon.
- Pollutant: nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
- Pollutant: secondhand smoke.
- Pollutant: lead particles.
- Pollutant: asbestos.
- Pollutant: mold.
- Pollutant: Asbestos.
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
We all face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives. Driving in cars, flying in planes, engaging in recreational activities, and being exposed to environmental pollutants all pose varying degrees of risk.
Some hazards are totally inevitable. Some we decide to endure because to do otherwise would limit the capabilities to lead normal lives the way we need.
Other risks we decide to avoid if we had the opportunity to make informed choices. Indoor air pollution is one risk that you can do something about.
If you are experiencing health problems and are unsure if they can be attributed to allergies, possible contamination, or something more serious, you should call us right away to perform a health check.
As we mentioned, Pollutants can be up to 100 times higher in indoor air than outdoor air. The prevalence of harmful substances often goes unnoticed until an occupant’s health is compromised.
Improving indoor air quality can often relieve the symptoms that accompany the presence of indoor air pollutants.