Can indoor air be hazardous to your health?

Absolutely. Air pollution concentration can be nearly 100 times higher inside than outdoors. The American Lung Association says that the majority of people spend 90% of their time inside, making it critical for homeowners to know about indoor air quality (IAQ) in Naples.

Many standard household things cause poor indoor air quality, such as:

  • Chemicals in parts of carpet, furniture, upholstery and drapes
  • Cleaning sprays
  • Paint
  • Personal care products

The tight construction of modern houses also contributes majorly to inferior IAQ. Things like weather stripping and storm doors are installed to save on utility bills. However, they also stop enough ventilation by keeping indoor air in and outside air out. The result may be an accumulation of contaminants inside your home.

Poor IAQ can be a direct or indirect source of various health problems. Medical groups have determined that as many as half of all ailments are linked or worsened by indoor air pollution.

Pollutants within your home can lead to flu-like sickness such as headaches, nausea and respiratory irritation. It can also trigger allergies and asthma.

Adequate ventilation also plays an important role in improving indoor air quality, since it decreases the amount of indoor pollutants.