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Indoor Air Quality and Health Effects

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Indoor Air Quality and Health Effects

On average, Canadians spend 80% of their time indoors. For this reason, our indoor air quality is an important health concern and has a significant impact.

Everyone’s health can be affected by indoor air quality problems. People with asthma, allergies, and lung disease can be greatly affected by poor indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality can also affect development in children and has been linked to lung disease in later life.

Common Indoor Air Pollutants Include:

  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Chemicals
  • Pet Dander
  • Mould
  • Dirt
  • And More

These tiny particles, some so small that they can’t be seen by the naked eye, make their way into your home and become trapped due to poor ventilation. Some pollutants remain airborne, others settle on surfaces, and some will remain in the air duct system where they will be recirculated 5 – 7 times per day, easily being breathed in by you and your family, and posing health risks.

Poor indoor air can increase symptoms for those dealing with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems but anyone can be affected. The severity and length of symptoms depend on someone’s sensitivity to air pollutants. These symptoms can range from minor to more severe, with short-term or long-term effects.

Common Signs and Symptoms Include:

  • Headaches, fatigue, and shortness of breath
  • Worsening allergy and asthma symptoms
  • Sinus congestion, cough, and sneezing
  • Eye, nose, throat, and skin irritation
  • Dizziness and nausea

You don’t have to suffer from poor indoor air quality. Air Duct Cleaning can improve your indoor air quality and reduce health problems by removing the buildup of everyday air pollutants. Since Air Duct Cleaning gets rid of pollutants, the air you breathe indoors becomes cleaner and less contaminated so get in contact with us today. Everyone Should Make Healthy Air A Goal! 

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