Can indoor air be hazardous to your health?

Absolutely. Exposure to air pollutants can be as much as 100 times greater inside than outdoors. The American Lung Association estimates that most people spend 90% of their time inside, making it crucial for homeowners to be aware of indoor air quality (IAQ) in Kingston.

Many common household products lead to inferior indoor air quality, including:

  • Chemicals used in carpet, furniture, upholstery and drapes
  • Cleaning sprays
  • Paint
  • Personal care items

The secure construction of today's houses also contributes significantly to bad IAQ. Enhancements like weather stripping and storm doors are designed to save on heating and cooling costs. However, they also stop adequate ventilation by keeping inside air in and exterior air out. The outcome could be an accumulation of vapors within your house.

Inferior IAQ can be a direct or indirect trigger of several health problems. Medical groups have found that up to half of all ailments are tied or worsened by indoor air pollution.

Vapors in your home can result in flu-like sickness including headaches, nausea and respiratory irritation. It can also aggravate allergies and asthma.

Proper ventilation also is an important part of bettering indoor air quality, because it lowers the amount of indoor pollutants.