Indoor Air Quality or IAQ refers to the air quality within buildings, especially as it relates to the health and well-being of a building’s occupants. By understanding and controlling common household pollutants, you can help reduce your risk of indoor health problems for you and your loved ones.
Common Indoor Air Pollutants
Many different types of pollutants can enter your home and impact your indoor air quality. The health effects from indoor air pollutants could be symptomatic very soon after exposure, or they could exist silently and not show symptoms for many years. These effects include respiratory and heart diseases, cancer, and other serious illness. It is important to be aware of the quality of your home’s indoor air quality even if no one in your household is showing any signs of illness.
See below for a common list of airborne pollutants:
A Note on Radon
Since radon is odorless and colorless, the federal government recommends that homeowners measure the level of radon in their homes. Without measurements, there is no way to tell whether radon is present. Invest in an inexpensive device that measures radon, which is available at most hardware and home improvement stores.
If you are interested in learning more about our indoor air products, such as air cleaners, give us a call at (602) 894-9228.