Indoor Air Quality – 3 of the Most Common Household Air Pollutants
According to EPA, you may be surprised to know that indoor air is much more polluted than the air outside. There are a wide variety of household pollutants that are responsible for this. The following are the most common pollutants that are compromising your indoor air quality and putting the health of your household at risk.
This is a fungus that produces spores that become airborne when the fungus is disturbed. These spores land on various surfaces around the home to establish new fungal colonies. Mold infestations are often the result of high levels of humidity.
Mold spores are difficult to control once a mold infestation has established itself in your home. They can trigger allergic reactions and worsen asthma symptoms. You may experience sneezing, red eyes and skin rash. We Can Help! Contact Us! (866) 822-7328
The best way to deal with mold is by getting rid of it. This is possible through mold remediation. You can prevent the establishment of an infestation by ensuring that humidity levels in the home are controlled and the home is ventilated. This is possible with a whole-home ventilation system.
2: Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
These compounds are chemicals that evaporate into the air. They are present in paint thinners, glues, adhesives, finishes, upholstery and many other items in the home. VOCs can cause serious health problems including damage to the central nervous system, liver and kidneys in the long term.
It is difficult to control the levels of VOCs in the home because they are present in many of the products we bring into our homes. You can opt to limit bringing such products into the home and instead rely on natural or organic products. You should also ensure that the home is well ventilated to keep concentrations of VOCs at a minimum. The EZ-Breathe family of home systems can provide the relief, and best indoor air quality possible.
3: Carbon monoxide
Carbon monoxide is one of the biggest pollutants. It is often released as a result of common activities in the home including cooking and heating the home. Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless. It can be deadly in high concentrations.
You can reduce the levels of carbon monoxide in the home by venting stoves, heaters and dryers. You should also ensure that the entire home is well ventilated to reduce the concentration of carbon monoxide in the home.
Investing in a whole home ventilation system can help to reduce exposure to the above mentioned air pollutants and improve indoor air quality a great deal.