When it comes to poor air quality, most people only consider air pollution in the outdoor air. Most people fail to realize that the air quality in their own homes can become polluted and contaminated after a long period of time. There are many variables that contribute to the air quality of ones’ home. Poor indoor air quality can also lead to a variety of health problems and hazards. This is why it is immensely important that you monitor and manage your home’s air quality. Here are a few reasons why you should have your home’s indoor air quality checked.
What makes radon so scary and intimidating is that it is both odorless and colorless. This gas can lead to crippling health effects that can be harmful to you and your family. High radon levels have long-lasting consequences that can leave an individual’s immune system damaged for years to come. When particles of the radon you breathe in get into your lungs, you develop a higher risk of contracting lung cancer. While this may not happen for another few years, the initial cause of this cancer comes from breathing in high levels of radon. The CDC has even concluded that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, only behind cigarette smoking. When testing your indoor air quality, you can measure your home’s radon levels to determine how severe it is.
Allergy season is no one’s favorite, especially if you’re one with severe allergies. And while there may be no escape from outdoor allergies, you can make sure that your home is allergy-free. Hiring an HVAC specialist to examine the air quality of your home is an excellent way of reducing the number of allergens within your house. There are a number of air cleaners that can help eliminate allergens from your home. The most popular air cleaners include mechanical, electronic, hybrid, and even gas phases. While the EPA doesn’t recommend them, ozone generators have also been proven to work when it comes to reducing the number of allergens in your house.
It should come as no surprise that poor indoor air quality can lead to a number of health hazards and issues. From a lack of oxygen to lung problems, poor indoor air quality has been known to affect a person’s respiratory system negatively that can result in lifelong breathing issues. Managing and examing your indoor air quality can help reduce the chance of developing respiratory problems and breathing errors. Hiring an HVAC professional to check your indoor air quality regularly is an excellent way of reducing the chances of any health hazards.
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