Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality refers to a building's indoor air quality, which relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. The common indoor pollutants can be controlled and can help reduce the risk of indoor health concerns.
Some health effects that show up shortly after a single exposure to a pollutant include irritation of the nose, eyes, and throat. Other common symptoms are headaches, fatigue, and dizziness. Most of these effects are usually immediate yet short-term and treatable. In fact, in most cases, simply eliminating the person's exposure to the source of the pollution can be the treatment. The factors that determine the likelihood of immediate reactions to indoor air pollutants are age, pre existing medical conditions, amount of exposure, and individual sensitivity. However, it is also difficult to determine if the symptoms result from exposure to indoor air pollution as certain immediate effects are similar to those from colds or other viral diseases.
These sorts of health effects can take years to build up and show after long or repeated periods of exposure. These effects can be severely debilitating or fatal, including heart disease, some respiratory diseases, and cancer. Even if none of these symptoms are noticeable, it is still prudent to try to improve the indoor air quality in your facility.
There are many sources of indoor air pollution. These can include:
- Fuel-burning combustion appliances
- Excess moisture
- Tobacco products
- Central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices
- Products for cleaning and maintenance, personal care, or hobbies
- Outdoor sources such as outdoor air pollution, radon, and pesticides.
Indoor air quality depends on the humidity levels present in indoor air, which is why having a dehumidifier is a good idea to decrease the moisture levels in the room for improved air quality. High humidity levels also aid mold and mildew growth and let the dust mites thrive, which can cause allergic conditions to many. The more you can control the moisture levels, the better the indoor air quality will be.
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