Is The Air In Your Home Healthy?

How can the air  inside our homes be so bad for us? Over the years, buildings have been made  more airtight to conserve energy. Unfortunately, when air is trapped inside the  home, so are the pollutants. EPA studies have found that pollutant levels  inside the home can be two to five times higher than outdoors. After some  activities, indoor air pollution levels can be 100 times higher than outdoors.

How do you know  if the air inside your home is dangerous to your health? Many indoor air  pollutants cannot be detected by our senses. The symptoms they produce can be  vague and sometimes similar, making it hard to attribute the symptoms to a  specific cause. Some symptoms may not show up until years later, making it more  difficult to determine the source. Common symptoms of exposure to indoor air  pollutants include headaches, tiredness, dizziness, nausea, itchy nose, and  scratchy throat. These symptoms may be mistaken for flu symptoms. More serious  effects of breathing polluted indoor air are asthma, other breathing disorders, and cancer.

Sources  of pollutants can be found throughout the home. The good news is that everyone  can reduce indoor air pollution.

Learn how to Reduce Your Risks

 

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Savings,

JouleFool

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2 Responses to Is The Air In Your Home Healthy?

  1. Pingback: The one place where you can exercise some control over your environment is inside your home or apartment. « Family Survival Protocol

  2. Matt Ringer says:

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