Can indoor air be hazardous to your health?

Absolutely. Exposure to air pollutants can be nearly 100 times higher indoors than outdoors. The American Lung Association says that most people spend 90% of their time inside, making it crucial for homeowners to know about indoor air quality (IAQ) in Grand Island.

Many common household products cause inferior indoor air quality, such as:

  • Chemicals in parts of carpet, furniture, upholstery and drapes
  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Paint
  • Personal care items

The tight construction of new residences also contributes majorly to inferior IAQ. Upgrades like weather stripping and storm doors are used to save on utility expenses. However, they also block proper ventilation by keeping indoor air in and exterior air out. The outcome can be an accumulation of vapors in your house.

Bad IAQ can be a direct or indirect cause of several health problems. Medical experts have determined that nearly half of all ailments are caused or irritated by indoor air pollution.

Pollutants inside your house can bring on flu-like illness including headaches, nausea and respiratory irritation. It can also worsen allergies and asthma.

Enough ventilation also is an important factor in bettering indoor air quality, as it decreases the concentration of indoor pollutants.