Is Your Indoor Air Quality Causing An Upper Respiratory Problem?
The quality of your indoor air can impact multiple aspects of your health and well-being. Substandard indoor air quality can be a major cause in the development of long diseases, asthma and given long enough exposure to harmful inhalants, even cancer. Even before it becomes a serious problem, poor air quality in your home or office contributes to increased fatigue, nasal congestion, dry eyes and headaches.
According to a recommendation made by the American Lung Association (ALA), maintaining a high quality of air in your home is your first line of defense against the development of an upper respiratory infection or other lung related health issues. The ALA recommends prioritizing regular maintenance of all ventilation systems, including changing the air filters every few months and having a HVAC specialist examine the system regularly.
What’s Really in Your Air?
Other than occasionally seeing specs of dust in the air when the light hits the air in the right way, you typically can’t see what’s in your air. Many people jump to the conclusion that their air is clean and don’t take special precautions to keep in clean – until it’s too late and an infection has formed. Below are some of the common indoor air pollutants that can greatly damage your respiratory health.
You Can Keep Your Air Clean
There is always going to be some type of pollutant in the air in your home. However, you can keep the amount and type of pollutants to a minimum by regularly maintaining your air conditioning system.
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