Indoor Air Pollutants

Air Bourne Pollutants in your Home

Outdoor air pollution is a major health concern. This outdoor air pollution infiltrates our home, and we are breathing this air. Indoor pollutants originate from heating, air conditioning, cleaning products, cooking, and painting can cause the release of chemicals into the home. Certified studies have confirmed that the indoor air in our homes most of the time is more polluted than the outside air.

What is a Biological Pollutant

A biological pollutant is a living or dead organism. Biological pollutants are on surfaces in your home and are also air bourne and in most cases are invisible.

Common Examples of Indoor Pollutants

  • Dust Mites
  • Bug Parts
  • Pet Dander
  • Pollen
  • Infectious Bacteria and Viruses

Some of these substances are in almost every home and it is nearly impossible to escape them all. Even a home that’s very clean and well-kept may have some biological pollutants. A biological pollutant needs moisture to survive therefore, biological pollutants start to grow in bathrooms, damp or leaky basements, humidifiers, air conditioners, and even in some forms of carpeting.

Health Effects of Indoor Pollutants

Allergic reactions are by far the number one symptom of biological indoor pollutants. Most cases they derive from animal dander, dust mites and pollen.

Common Symptoms Are:

  • Watery Eyes
  • Itchy Eyes
  • Runny Nose
  • Sneezing
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
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