Indoor Air Pollution Solutions

Indoor air pollution solutions. Sometimes the air inside your home or office can be far more detrimental to your health than the air outdoors. learn what to look for and recognize the symptoms of indoor air pollution.

The quality of indoor air in many homes and offices can be worse than the quality of the air outdoors. Indoor air pollution can come from a variety of sources that release harmful particles or gases. These sources combined with poor ventilation can have harmful effects on the health of those in the home. Below are some ways to recognize indoor air pollutants and some measures you can take to reduce the effects of these pollutants on your air quality.

1. Any Unusual Odors or Stale Air

- These are noticeable signs that your indoor air may be the source of some type of pollutant.

2. Faulty or Dirty Heating or Air Conditioning Sources

- Such systems circulate air through the home, any pollutants from these sources can be very harmful.

3. Be Wary During Periods of High Humidity and High Temperature.

- Concentration of pollutants can increase rapidly during such weather.

4. Combustion Sources

- Indoor air pollution comes from sources such as oil, gas, kerosene, tobacco products, coal and wood. Be sure to limit use of any of these pollutants. Many of these products can be stored in a well ventilated outside shed or garage.

5. Other Sources

- Asbestos, building materials, insulation materials, personal care products, disinfectants, glues, and household cleaning products if not stored properly can also become hazards.

6. Ventilation is Key

- A significant amount of outdoor air must flow through the home. Lack of ventilation can cause what would be normal levels of particles in the air to become harmful to residents.

7. Notice the Symptoms

- Irritated eyes, nose, and throat, dizziness, headache, or fatigue can all be symptoms of indoor air pollutants. These effects are usually short term.

8. Individual Sensitivity to Pollutants

- Because everyone is different, the effect of pollutants can differ on the occupants of your home. Therefore any symptom should be dealt with extreme caution.

9. Be Smart with Possible Pollutants

- Store possible air pollutants in clean, safe areas, and purchase a radon detector for your home.

10. What to Do if You Recognize a Problem

- Ventilate the area and then evacuate. If the pollutant persists contact your local health department.

Indoor air pollution can be a problem in every household. However taking certain precautions like ventilating your home properly and keeping areas clean you can severely limit the problems inside your office or residence.

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