What Are the Health Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Indoor air pollution is a serious health risk for you and your family. Many people are surprised to learn that the air inside their homes is often more polluted than the air that they encounter outside, and that the pollution could be putting the health of everyone in the household at risk. If you are concerned about indoor air quality, talk to your HVAC repair service to determine if you have a problem with your interior air and to learn about the solutions that are available. Here is a look at some of the health issues that often accompany poor indoor air quality.
If your family suffers from frequent respiratory infections, then indoor air quality may be to blame. Young children are especially prone to developing these conditions and have a higher risk of experiencing pneumonia if they are exposed to indoor air pollution. If anyone in your household has asthma or chronic allergies, their symptoms may be exacerbated indoor air pollution.
For some people, indoor air pollution can be a trigger for skin rashes. People who have eczema or otherwise sensitive skin are particularly prone to this reaction. In some cases, the rashes can be caused by an allergic reaction to the pollutants in the air, while in other instances, the pollutants may be irritants that cause skin inflammation. This kind of inflammation can also affect the eyes.
Experts believe that indoor air pollution can contribute to certain types of cancer, including lung, nasopharyngeal, and laryngeal cancers. Researchers are investigating the types of indoor pollutants that carry the greatest cancer risk and which kinds of cancer can be linked to indoor air pollution.
Triple-T Plumbing, Heating & Air takes your family’s health as seriously as you do, and we’re pleased to offer a range of services to improve indoor air quality in St. George and Spanish Fork homes. Learn more about our air cleaners, purifiers, and other air quality services by calling 801-798-7711.