When you go outside and the first thing you smell is smog, you immediately think about your future health. So why is it that when you walk into your office building, store or home you don’t question the quality of air? Most likely the answer to this question is that you clean your home, office and store. The air smells clean, so you assume that it is. Sadly, just because the air smells good, doesn’t mean that it is quality, or that it is safe for you to breathe. Professional Indoor Air Quality Surveys can answer that question for you.
In truth, indoor air quality is more important than outdoor air quality because you breathe it for a longer duration of time. According to multiple resources based in the United States and Europe, humans spend at least 87% of their time indoors. For people who live in urban areas, the percentage of time spent indoors may actually be a lot higher.
Origins of Indoor Air Pollution & How Professional Indoor Air Quality Surveys Make a Difference
Every year doctors report a serious increase in the number of diseases and infections that are associated with substances that are found indoors and not outdoors, according to the CDC.
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When people think of indoor air pollution and low indoor air quality, they automatically assume the obvious reasons and realize that these items have been removed from their home. The most obvious reasons for poor or contaminated indoor air quality are:
- Wood burning heating stoves
- Smoke from tobacco
- Appliances that use gas
- Gas furnaces (both wall units and central heat units)
- Radon gas
Many people believe that if they change the filter on their furnace regularly and keep their home clean, they are not at risk for developing diseases associated with indoor air pollutants. Unfortunately, many of the cleaners we use on a daily basis are actually contributing to the indoor air pollution, which is why it is so important to purchase cleaners that are made from all natural ingredients.
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Who is Typically Affected?
Unfortunately, the people who are typically affected by the indoor air pollutants are people who cannot help their exposure, or do anything to change it. Those who are affected drastically are:
- People who are considered elderly
- Those with chronic diseases
- Almost anyone who lives in an urban area
Because of its purpose, the lungs are typically the first part of the body that is affected by these pollutants. Even though they are the first to be affected, that does not mean that the symptoms that are shown will include symptoms of the respiratory system. Typically, the origin of the person’s illness is not found until blood work is completed and the lab takes the necessary time to grow the toxins to determine their origin.
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The majority of the people who become ill from indoor air quality come into contact with the pollutant at home, at school, or at work. This is why it is extremely important to have your indoor air quality tested on a regular basis.
Common Pollutants You Didn’t Know Were There – Find Them With Professional Indoor Air Quality Surveys
There are many places that people do not think to look when they are checking their home or office for pollutants. There are also ways that you can stop or prevent the problem from polluting your air. These areas are:
- Mold build up in the central air unit – have your central air unit serviced regularly. Moisture coatings are available for inside of your central heat and air ducts that will prevent condensation, and ultimately the development of mold
- Formaldehyde found in their carpet padding or flooring
If you would like to learn more about getting a Professional Indoor Air Quality Survey, feel free to contact SANAIR IAQ Today! You can contact us via the main website at http://www.sanairclean.com/