Indoor Air Quality, often referred to as IAQ, is primarily in relation to the health and comfort of building occupants, more so for the air quality within and around buildings and structures. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors is the first step to help decrease your risk of indoor health concerns. The health effects from indoor air pollutants may manifest soon after exposure or possibly, years later. To help understand the basics of indoor air quality, we at American Hometown Services would like to elaborate on the subject.
Instant Effects of Indoor Air Pollution
Few of the health effects may not manifest shortly after a single exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutants and contaminants. Immediate effects often include dizziness, headaches, and fatigue in addition to eyes, nose, and throat irritation. Though usually just treatable, these immediate effects are often short-term. After exposure to some indoor air pollutants, symptoms of some diseases such as asthma may show up, be aggravated or worsen. Age and preexisting medical conditions are a few examples of the factors dictate the likelihood of immediate reactions to indoor air pollutants. A person reacts to a pollutant depends on individual sensitivity in some cases as it varies from person to person. There are those that can become sensitized to biological or chemical pollutants following repeated or high-concentrated exposures. Certain immediate effects are similar to those from colds or other viral diseases in the event the symptoms are a result of exposure to indoor air pollution. As a result, it is in your better interest to document the time and place symptoms occur. It should be a priority to identify indoor air sources that may be possible causes, if for example, the symptoms fade or go away when a person is away from the area. Some of the indoor effects can worsen from the heating, cooling or humidity conditions, an inadequate supply of outdoor air coming indoors.
Long Term Indoor Air Quality & Health Effects
Other health effects can be produced years after exposure has occurred or only after long or repeated periods of exposure. The long-term exposure can result in extremely ill or even fatalities, from developing respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer. It is crucial to act and improve the indoor air quality in your home should symptoms be obvious. By ensuring the indoor air quality in your home is of good quality you can prevent illnesses, whether mild or severe. It is unclear at what concentrations or periods of exposure are certain to produce specific health problems, though potentially causing harmful effects from indoor air pollutants and contaminates. Also, people respond differently to exposure to indoor air pollutants, making the effects vary as well. With the rising concern, homeowners and businesses should do their part to improve the indoor air quality. According to recent research, there are some areas in the U.S. where the air pollution is 3 times worse inside than it is inside.
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There are many things people can do to start improving the indoor air quality in their home and business. A few examples include cleaning the air ducts regularly, routine scheduling of deep professional carpet, upholstery, and other surface cleaning. Whether you are looking to get your air ducts clean, or need deep floor cleaning or upholstery cleaning services, call American Hometown Services and let our certified experts take care of you.