Can indoor air be hazardous to your health?

Absolutely. Air pollution concentration can be up to 100 times worse in a building than outdoors. The American Lung Association says that most people spend 90% of their time inside, making it important for homeowners to be aware of indoor air quality (IAQ) in Daytona Beach.

Many standard household products create inferior indoor air quality, such as:

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

The tight construction of today's residences also contributes majorly to bad IAQ. Things like weather stripping and storm doors are installed to save on utility expenses. However, they also stop adequate ventilation by keeping indoor air in and outside air out. The outcome can be an accumulation of vapors inside your home.

Poor IAQ can be a direct or indirect trigger of various health problems. Medical experts report that up to half of all ailments are tied or aggravated by indoor air pollution.

Vapors within your house can result in flu-like illness including headaches, nausea and respiratory irritation. It can also worsen allergies and asthma.

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