Everyone knows that there is pollution in most large cities and even many small ones. Car exhaust fumes as well as manufacturing plants can really take a toll on the air quality of any area. One fact that not many are aware of is that there is such a thing as indoor air pollution that can cause many health issues and is just as harmful as outdoor pollution.
In most cases, the indoor pollution is nearly one hundred times higher than the pollution outside because there is no breeze to blow it away into the atmosphere.
Some of the things that can cause indoor pollution are as follows:
• Smoke – People who smoke in their homes probably have the most indoor air pollution. Smoke does not completely dissipate when the cigarette is put out. It hangs around and gets into the fabric of carpets, curtains and furniture. Anytime these are moved or sit on, the particles can be disbursed into the air again.
• Pet Dander – This is the dandruff that is on pet hair. Even though you cannot see it, unless a pet is a hairless breed, they have dander. Any time they run through the home, are brushed or when they shake their coats, their dander spreads throughout the home. Those who are allergic to this dander have the worst reactions to it.
• Dust – Even though you clean and dust your home each and every day, there are still dust particles that can be in the air. Dusting can actually make them airborne which are much more dangerous than when the dust is on the surface of furniture. Dust can also cause allergies in people which leads to sneezing and sinus problems.
• Mold – Mold is one of the most dangerous types of indoor pollution. A home that has black mold can even be condemned if it is not caught in time. Black and other types of mold can cause severe illness in humans. Those who are very young or very old are the most susceptible to the effects of mold but people of any age can become ill from it.
There are some things that can be done to protect a home from indoor air pollution. Air purifiers can remove some types of pollutants including the ones listed above with the exception of mold. Have the home checked for mold by a professional and clean it properly when found.
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