Indoor Air Pollution & Air Quality
Make the air in our homes cleaner and reduce air pollution!
Indoor Air pollution
Sick building syndrome
when indoor air quality is worse than the outdoor air and cause illnesses? This is called Sick Building syndrome and also to unhealthy or stressful factors in the working environment such as poor ventilation. Sick building syndrome can be very dangerous if not treated properly in a promptly manner.
Cause and effects of indoor air pollution
It is estimated we spend 90% of our lives inside or homes and walls. We track a lot of chemicals and particles into our homes without even realizing. Indoor air pollution can be caused by:
- Carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide;
- Animal dander, dust, dust mites, mildew and mold spores;
- Formaldehyde, pesticides and heavy metal vapors like lead and mercury found in common household products;
- Mycotoxins, asbestos and radon;
Some serious health problem can be a result of poor indoor air quality including tuberculosis, allergic reactions, Legionnaire’s disease along with many others.
ways to reduce indoor air pollution
1.No smoking! Cigarette smoke contains almost 4,000 chemicals. Smoking in the house is one of the biggest ways of indoor air pollution.
2.Keep the floors in your house clean. We travel a lot of chemicals on the bottom of our shoes that we don't realize
3. Keep a healthy level of humidity.
4. Don't just spray odors, get them out of the house.
5.Last but not least, ventilate. cooking, cleaning, polishing nails whatever , they all release chemicals into the air. Use fans and open windows to allow fresh air to come and bad air to leave.