Just three simple steps.
Answer a few short questions about your home.
Learn if your indoor air quality is good or bad.
Improve your indoor air quality and health.
Learn why it is important.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the quality of indoor air as it relates to health and comfort. IAQ affects short and long term health, well-being, and cognitive function. Several factors affect IAQ.
Radon gas comes from decaying rocks and soil beneath homes. It is the number one cause of lung cancer amongst non-smokers.
Household products such as cleaners, perfumes, and paints release volatile organic compunds and chemical fumes.
Outdoor pollution such as burnt fossil fuels gruadally seap into homes through openings and cracks.
Animal hair and dander (microscopic material shed from the body) are major sources of indoor air pollutants and triggers for allergic reactions.
Mold and bacteria can produce microscopic airborne particles containing allergens or chemicals with the potential to cause respiratory inflammation.
Gasses and particualates are typically released when food is cooked. Particulary on gas stoves.
See how good indoor air quality leads to better health.
By limiting exposure to airborne dust particles, you can keep your respiratory system free of pain and breathing difficulties.
Removing airborne allergens and excess humidity aids in deep breathing and improving the quality of your sleep.
Asthmatics are often sensitive to particulates and pollutants. Having clean indoor air means fewer triggers for an attack.
Eliminating indoor allergens will minimize allergy symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, watery eyes, and skin irritation.
I had no idea about all the things in my home that affected indoor air quality and my family's health. A lot of these things aren't that hard to fix either. Everyone needs to take indoor air quality seriously. Your long term health depends on it!