If you are like many other people, when you hear the words “air pollution”, you probably associate it with outdoor smog, auto emissions and industrial smoke. Unfortunately, the truth is the air quality inside homes and offices can actually be more polluted than the outside air. Environmental researchers have found that indoor air is frequently five times more polluted than the air outdoors and in extreme cases, as much as 100 times more contaminated. Your home’s indoor air quality, including the humidity, temperature and the presence of contaminants and allergies can have a significant impact on the health of your family.
What Exactly Is Indoor Air Quality?
Indoor air quality (IAQ) means the condition of your home’s indoor air. The factors of indoor air quality include humidity, temperature, air freshness and air purity. If these conditions are managed appropriately, it may lead to poor indoor air quality. Indoor air that is excessively polluted, humid, stagnant, hot, dry and/or cold can cause a wide range of problems, including discomfort, excessively high energy bills, damage to your home and belongings and serious health problems.
Poor Indoor Air and Your Health
The minute and often times, invisible particles in your home’s air can cause a serious threat to your family’s health.