Why Should I Be Concerned about Indoor Air Quality?
Nov 12 2015
POSTED BY Rich Mitchell
Indoor air quality has a serious impact on your health.
Poor indoor air quality is fairly common. From cleaners to burned food and beauty products, there are thousands of contaminants being breathed in and out every day. These particles have the potential to cause cold, flu, and allergy-like symptoms. Some can make you seriously ill. If you’ve been battling feeling ill for a while, it may be time to have your home assessed for low indoor air quality.
Here are just a few problems caused by indoor air pollution:
- Headaches: The chemicals used in perfumes, cleaners, candles, and air fresheners exist long after the scent has faded away. When combined in large numbers, these can create a general feeling of illness, starting with head and body aches.
- Cold and allergy symptoms: If you’ve ever experienced a sore throat, runny nose, cough or sensitive eyes whenever you visited a particular property, chances are dust wasn’t the only problem. Mold, old chemicals, and toxic fumes attack sensitive body tissues. They create immune reactions, but over time, they can also damage the immune system, especially in young children.
- Cancer: According to the American Lung Association, building materials emit fumes and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as they age. Breathing these pollutants can irritate your lungs and cause disease. VOCs in particular have also been linked to different forms of cancer and heart disease.
Thankfully, professional air purifying equipment is fast and effective at improving indoor air quality, and it’s more affordable than you might think. Are you in need of relief? Contact the friendly team of professionals at Carolina Comfort, Inc. today by clicking here!