Can indoor air be hazardous to your health?

Absolutely. Air pollution levels can be as much as 100 times greater in a building than outdoors. The American Lung Association found that most people spend 90% of their time in a building, making it essential for homeowners to be aware of indoor air quality (IAQ) in Cocoa.

Many regular household things create inferior indoor air quality, like:

  • Chemicals used in carpet, furniture, upholstery and drapes
  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Paint
  • Personal care cosmetics

The snug construction of today's homes also contributes greatly to inferior IAQ. Enhancements like weather stripping and storm doors are used to save on utility expenses. However, they also block enough ventilation by keeping inside air in and outdoor air out. The outcome could be an increase of fumes in your residence.

Bad IAQ can be a direct or indirect trigger of some health issues. Medical experts have determined that up to half of all ailments are linked or aggravated by indoor air pollution.

Pollutants within your house can create flu-like illness like headaches, nausea and respiratory inflammation. It can also trigger allergies and asthma.

Proper ventilation also is an important factor in bettering indoor air quality, since it reduces the amount of indoor pollutants.