How Poor Air Quality Affects You

Air quality is something that can and should be measured for the good of your home and your family. Unfortunately, it’s not measured as often as it should be and everyone in the house will feel the effects of it. Here’s how poor indoor air quality can affect you.

Your home’s air quality can worsen with the inclusion of dust, volatile organic compounds, mold, and poor ventilation. Some effects can be seen immediately, while others will occur after extended or frequent exposure.

Short-Term Effects
Side effects can immediately occur such as headaches, itchy eyes, and runny noses. This is especially true when mold is present in the house or building. Luckily these effects will dissipate once you are no longer exposed to the environment. Constant exposure to poor air quality and its short term effects can eventually turn into chronic illnesses.

Long-Lasting Effects
When you expose your body to this type of air quality for too long your body can develop chronic effects and illnesses. Respiratory illnesses, increased allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and even cancer can develop in those who have been exposed to these chemicals and pollutants. The common causes of these effects are usually tobacco smoke, asbestos, and mold.

Poor air quality can affect your health more than you think it does. You can avoid poor air quality by banning VOCs from your home, properly dusting, having your air ducts cleaned, and having water damage removed. To have your HVAC system cleaned and any water damaged removed, contact the pros  at EnviroGreen Boston. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (844) 775-7700.

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