Can indoor air be hazardous to your health?

Absolutely. Air pollution levels can be nearly 100 times worse indoors than outdoors. The American Lung Association says that the majority of people spend 90% of their time in a building, making it critical for homeowners to know about indoor air quality (IAQ) in Dayton.

Many regular household things lead to inferior indoor air quality, such as:

  • Chemicals found in carpet, furniture, upholstery and drapes
  • Cleaning sprays
  • Paint
  • Personal care cosmetics

The tight construction of modern houses also contributes greatly to bad IAQ. Fixtures like weather stripping and storm doors are used to save on utility bills. However, they also stop proper ventilation by keeping interior air in and outside air out. The consequence could be a buildup of vapors inside your home.

Inferior IAQ can be a direct or indirect cause of some health issues. Medical experts have determined that as many as half of all ailments are caused or aggravated by indoor air pollution.

Pollutants within your house can lead to flu-like illness including headaches, nausea and respiratory irritation. It can also worsen allergies and asthma.

Proper ventilation also plays an important role in bettering indoor air quality, as it decreases the amount of indoor pollutants.