The Air You Breathe Indoors

What you breathe in everyday

What is IAQ?

IAQ or "Indoor Air Quality" is a term which refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.

Your Environment

The air you breathe in everyday can effect not only your health but your house as well. Things like mold, dust, and pollen could build up indoors and become very dangerous for us to breathe in everyday.
Indoor Air Pollution
WHO: Indoor Air Pollution a Major Threat

Causes of IAP

First on this list would have to be household products. Things such as paints and cleaning products have organic chemicals that are released during use and storage. Bio contaminants like bacteria, mold, mildew, animal dander, dust mites, cockroaches and pollen are all mostly brought in from the outside.

Ways to reduce IAP

The first way to prevent or reduce indoor air pollution is to use a vacuum cleaner with strong suction. You should also mop it up. Mopping picks up the dust that vacuuming leaves behind. Try your best to make your home a no-smoking zone. This is because cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals. Lastly, but probably the most important is to make sure you eliminate the odor instead of masking them. Also make sure you ventilate when cooking, cleaning, using hair spray, and polishing your nails.