Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, particularly concerning the health and comfort of building occupants. It can be affected by gases (including carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds), particulates, microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria) or anything that can cause adverse health conditions.
If too little outdoor air enters a home, pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort problems. Immediate effects after exposure to some pollutants can include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. These immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable. Symptoms of some diseases, including asthma, may also show up soon after exposure to some indoor air pollutants.
Appropriate ventilation can reduce the levels of indoor air pollutants. Studies have shown that most people spend 90% of their time in indoor environments. When indoor air quality issues arise, make sure to call only highly-qualified professionals to help resolve the problem.