When we think of pollution we often think of the outdoors. But did you know that indoor air quality can be compromised as well? We spend about 90% of our lives indoors, where pollutants are actually two to five times higher than the outdoors. So what exactly can we do to ensure the air we’re breathing is as quality as possible? Today we’re discussing air pollution, the impact it can have on people along with ways expecting mothers can improve the quality of air they breathe each day.
About Air Pollution
When it comes to pollution in the air, it can come in many forms. When we hear about air pollution, it is typically referring to ozone, nitrogen dioxide, vehicle exhaust, emissions from buildings, dust, chemicals, second-hand smoke, etc. Air pollution is present in most areas of the United States, including major cities or even rural areas. Along with outdoor air, indoor air is another aspect you should be aware of. There are many pollutants in our very homes, including hairspray, paint and even fires. Although air pollution isn’t healthy for anyone, it has the biggest impact on the elderly, those with respiratory problems, children, babies and expecting mothers. Wondering what the common symptoms of prolonged air pollution exposure include?
- Eye Irritation
- Sinus Irritation
- Chronic Fatigue
- Shortness of Breath
- Lung Damage
- Heart Damage
If you notice any of the above symptoms, we recommend visiting a doctor and having an indoor air quality specialist out to inspect your home.
Improving The Air Quality In Your Home
Want to improve the indoor air quality of your home? We completely understand, here are various ways that you can improve the quality of air your family is breathing each day:
- Purchase an air purifier.
- Use natural cleaning products.
- Do routine checks for mold.
- Get air purifying plants.
- Contact Baileys Air for indoor air quality services.
Schedule Florida Panhandle Indoor Air Quality Services Today
Have additional questions regarding air quality? Ready to schedule an appointment for indoor air quality services in the Florida Panhandle? Contact Baileys Air today, we would be more than happy to help with any of your needs.