Most homeowners never think about indoor air pollution, but it’s a common occurrence in your home. Dust particles, smoke, chemicals in carpeting, asbestos, formaldehyde, pesticides – there are many ways that the air inside your home becomes a potential risk to the health of your family.
Although you may not realize it, the air inside many homes is more polluted than the outside air in most major cities. Generally, these contaminants don’t pose a hazard but even dust particles can be problematic when someone in your home suffers from asthma, allergies, or sinus problems.
What causes indoor air pollution? There are many culprits which may include:
- Inadequate ventilation. When your home is not ventilated properly, there is a shortage of outdoor air entering the home to dilute the sources of indoor pollution. When the humidity level is high, this increases the strength of some pollutants.
- Coal, wood, oil and kerosene products. Many people use these products to heat their homes, but these products can severely pollute the air inside and exacerbate breathing problems. They can also contribute to increased respiratory infections.
- Tobacco smoke. The toxins produced by tobacco smoke are harmful not only to the person who smokes, but to those breathing secondhand smoke.
- Dust particles. Dust particles that make their way indoors from outside are a major source of pollution, especially in the Valley of the Sun. They contribute to increased allergy and respiratory issues.
- Personal care and household cleaning products. These items are a source of pollution that most of us don’t think about, and they can pollute the air in your home.
There are many substances and chemicals that contribute to indoor air pollution. No matter how clean you think your indoor air is, it could probably be improved.
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