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Biological Pollutants

February 16, 2012 0 Comments
Biological Pollutants

Poor indoor air quality can cause headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea, and even fatigue, according to the American Lung Association. They particularly warn against biological pollutants which includes molds, bacteria, viruses, pollen, animal dander, and particles from dust mites.

In addition to creating health problems, poor indoor air quality can result in structural rot within the walls and attic and around window framing from excess moisture.

These may cause infections, provoke allergic symptoms or trigger asthma attacks. These may be a major cause of days lost from work and school. Means of control include washing bedding to kill dust mites, keeping animals out of areas affected persons frequent, and practicing careful cleaning. It is also critical to control moisture that promotes mold growth.

The American Lung Association recommends that the first line of defense against indoor air pollution is finding ways to keep the pollutants from being added to the air in the first place.

If you’ve found that you have a mold problem and that prevention is no longer an option, call AdvantaClean – a nationwide company that specializes in mold remediation and air duct cleaning.

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