Common Indoor Air Quality Pollutants
We would all like for our homes to be as safe as possible. Perhaps you took care to move into a neighborhood with low crime rates, or have taken extra security measures around your house. But did you know that poor indoor air quality can pose both short and long-term dangers to your health?
In the short-term, you may notice your eyes or throat feeling irritated. You might even feel dizzy, abnormally tired, or have a headache. If you see any of these signs, you should not ignore them. Long-term effects of poor indoor air quality include heart disease and cancer, both of which are potentially fatal. Below, we have listed a few common indoor air quality pollutants.
There’s no denying it—gas stoves are an exceptionally effective cooking appliance. But they do come with a drawback in that they are a common source of indoor air pollution. Research has shown that gas appliances are associated with significantly higher risks of carbon monoxide poisoning. We’re not saying you should replace your gas range. Just use common sense. If possible, make sure you are using it in a well-ventilated space.
That brings us to our next point: ventilation. Inadequate ventilation is a leading cause of poor indoor air quality. Not only does it cause the air in your home to be unsafe, but it also exacerbates any air pollutant issues you may have. If you know that you are exposed to any hazardous air pollutants in your home, such as tobacco smoke or paint remover, be sure to increase ventilation as much as possible. If you’re not able to do so by opening a window, the air quality professionals at All Aspects Waterproofing will be able to help.
You might know that moisture can cause severe structural damage to your home over time. But don’t disregard your personal health, too. Especially if your home has a basement, you should be absolutely sure you do not have a moisture problem. Be on the look-out for any obvious signs of moisture in your home, such as mold, wall cracks, and rusting appliances. And don’t disregard any ‘musty’ smells in your basement either, as these could be indicative of a much larger problem. If you suspect your home might have a moisture issue, we have your back.
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