The Importance Of Air Quality
Breathing quality indoor air is critical for good health. Most Americans spend a significant amount of time indoors, either in the home, office or other types of buildings, where gas, chemical and other pollutants can cause headaches, eye irritation, allergies and fatigue. Serious pollutants can cause certain types of cancers and other long-term health complications. Clean air can prevent many environmental health hazards such as asthma, which according to the US Environmental Protection Agency, affects 25 million people, including seven million children in a given year. Asthma accounts for nearly 17 million physician office and hospital visits. Common indoor air pollutants include:
- Secondhand smoke: A serious indoor pollutant which can worsen symptoms for asthma sufferers, increase risks of ear infections in children and increase risks for sudden infant death syndrome.
- Radon: A dangerous gas pollutant identified as the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon enters the home through cracks and other improperly sealed openings.
- Combustion pollutants including carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide: These gases come from burning materials or improperly vented fuel-burning appliances such as space heaters, wood stoves, gas stoves, water heaters, dryers and fireplaces.
Indoor air quality is a critical public health issue that continues to be addressed at the local, state, and federal levels. With the average American spending nearly 98% of their time indoors, it is important for you, your family, and your employees to have an environment that lets them breathe easier. Our air quality control can provide just that. Call our experts today.