Indoor Pollution

Many individuals are unaware of the chronic or life threatening health conditions that can occur due to breathing unpurified air each day in their own home. Government agencies are often trying to reduce the pollutants created by factories to protect a city’s air so that people will not become ill. However, inside private residences people are bombarded by dangerous chemicals in the air that cause unpleasant symptoms. Many of the pollutants in a home derive from everyday items such as carpeting and cleansers. In many cases, individuals do not understand that the unpurified air they are breathing is what is causing an illness.Mild SymptomsMedical researchers are attempting to learn about the indoor pollutants that cause mild health problems such as:

• Lung congestion • Migraine headaches • Chronic dizziness • Extreme fatigue • Watery eyes • Constant sneezing • Frequent coughing

Individuals with these symptoms often assume they have a cold or influenza, instead of suffering from poor indoor air quality. When someone’s symptoms improve in a new environment, then they should begin to suspect air contamination. To reduce the symptoms caused by indoor pollution, individuals should find a way to reduce pollutants by using mechanized air purifying systems with high-efficiency particulate filters.

Filtering Systems

With daily use of an air filtering device, it is possible to avoid more advanced health symptoms such as:

• Lung disease • Asthma attacks • Sore throats • Painful breathing • Nose bleeds • Sinus infections

These severe health problems can disrupt an individual’s daily life on a long-term basis, making it difficult to work, attend school or care for a family. Unfortunately, many children in addition to adults suffer from medical problems caused by indoor pollutants. Because modern buildings are built using materials that are man-made, there are numerous fumes inside homes.

Severe Symptoms

People are accustomed to smelling odors caused by plastics, heater fuels and fabrics but have no idea that the chemical fumes are causing chronic health problems. Someone who is extremely allergic to a particular fume that causes poor indoor air quality may experience life threatening symptoms that include:

• Hearing loss • Muscle pain • Frequent nausea • Constant lethargy • Breathing difficulties • Rapid heartbeat • High fever • Skin rashes • Swollen eyes

Exposure to contaminated or unpurified air can lead to various types of cancer, requiring medical treatment. Occasionally, odorless and colorless indoor pollutants such as carbon monoxide can fill a room or building, leading to death due to brain damage.