February 16, 2018
Shifting weather, extended daylight—all signs point to spring! There are many ways to improve your home each season. Spring brings renewed attention to indoor air quality. Pollen from fresh blooms is just one of the things to keep at bay, especially if you have asthma or respiratory concerns.
Below is a list of common indoor air pollutants and ways to improve the quality of your indoor air quality, this spring and all year round. Tip: Spring cleaning actually does improve the health of your home!
Radon – A radioactive gas formed in the soil that can enter the home through floors and walls in contact with the ground.
Secondhand Smoke – Secondhand smoke contains many pollutants that can cause or worsen cancer, respiratory illnesses, and asthma.
Combustion Gases – Any fuel-burning process (heaters, gas stoves, water heaters, and fireplaces) releases combustion pollutants into the air. If they are unvented or not vented properly, dangerous gases and particles can enter the home, causing carbon monoxide buildup and other serious problems.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – Chemicals that are released from many common furnishings and household products, such as paints, cleaning supplies, air fresheners, office equipment, and building materials.
Asthma and Allergy Triggers – These include mold, dust mites, and pet dander.
Mold – Mold spores can float in the air and enter your body. Some molds can cause fever-like symptoms and trigger asthma and allergy attacks. In rare cases, mold can cause death.
Candles, Air Fresheners, and Cleaners – These products are often filled with harmful gases and sediments. Try to keep away from scented candles and air fresheners and cleaners with phthalates in them.
Paint – Most paint contains volatile organic compounds and can offgas/outgas for weeks or more. Inhaling paint fumes can cause headaches, dizziness, fatigue, allergies, dizziness, and confusion.
Source: U.S. EPA
Learn more about the danger of carbon monoxide.
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