November Blog


The Importance of Indoor Air Quality
Clean air is essential to good health. Most people spend over 80% of their time in their homes or at work. A lot of the time, we are not aware that the quality of indoor air, can have an effect on our health. Indoor air pollutants range from minor irritants such as dust and animal dander, to major irritants such as moulds and chemical vapours that may be emitted from building materials and furnishing. Poor indoor air quality has been linked to a wide variety of health problems, including asthma, allergies, throat and lung infections and cancer. Indoor air quality is important for children who are at a higher risk for exposure to indoor contaminants.

Health and Safety Risks
• Indoor use of pesticides
• Carbon monoxide
• Radon
• Asthma and allergies
• Asbestos
• Ozone
• Mould mold
• Formaldehyde
• Stove, furnaces, fireplaces

Common Symptoms of Indoor Air Pollution
• Coughing
• Sneezing
• Watery Eyes
• Fatigue
• Dizziness
• Headaches
• Upper respiratory congestion
Respiratory Health Effects
• Eye irritation
• Rashes
• Fever/Chills
• Headaches
• Dizziness
• Fatigue
• Muscle pain
• Hearing loss
• Rapid heartbeat
• Shortness of breath

Ways to control Indoor Air Quality
• Air purification System
• Humidifier
• Heat Ventilation System
• Hepa Filter
• Recovery Ventilators

– Top Choice Magazine Fall 2016