Can indoor air be hazardous to your health?

Absolutely. Air pollution concentration can be up to 100 times greater indoors than outdoors. The American Lung Association says that many people spend 90% of their time indoors, making it important for homeowners to know about indoor air quality (IAQ) in Tempe.

Many standard household products contribute to bad indoor air quality, including:

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

The tight construction of new residences also contributes majorly to poor IAQ. Enhancements like weather stripping and storm doors are used to decrease energy costs. However, they also block enough ventilation by keeping interior air in and outside air out. The result could be an accumulation of fumes inside your house.

Poor IAQ can be a direct or indirect source of several health issues. Medical professionals have found that up to half of all ailments are linked or irritated by indoor air pollution.

Chemicals within your house can bring on flu-like symptoms such as headaches, nausea and respiratory sensitivity. It can also aggravate allergies and asthma.

Adequate ventilation also plays an important role in improving indoor air quality, because it lowers the level of indoor pollutants.