Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns.
Most of us spend much of our time indoors. The air that we breathe in our homes, schools and offices can put us at risk for health problems. Some pollutants can be chemicals, gases and living organisms like mold and pests. Some health effects may show up shortly after a single exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutant. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable. Sometimes the treatment is simply eliminating the person’s exposure to the source of the pollution, if it can be identified. Soon after exposure to some indoor air pollutants, symptoms of some diseases such as asthma may show up, be aggravated or worsened.
Symptoms of Indoor Air Pollution
Worsening Asthma, Allergies, and other respiratory problems.
Headache and Nausea
Shortness of Breath
Sinus Congestion, Sneezing & Cough
Eye, Skin, Nose & Throat Irritations
Memory Loss, Dizziness, Fatigue and Depression
The likelihood of immediate reactions to indoor air pollutants depends on several factors including age and preexisting medical conditions. In some cases, whether a person reacts to a pollutant depends on individual sensitivity, which varies tremendously from person to person. Some people can become sensitized to biological or chemical pollutants after repeated or high level exposures.
Please contact us to discuss which testing will be right for you. Speak with one of our friendly client representatives today to discuss your needs and how we can quickly and efficiently meet them. Call us at 725.221.5286 of fill out our quick and easy Indoor Air Quality Testing Form to begin the process.