Eco-Friendly: Improving Your IAQ IQOctober 28, 2011 0 Comments
Everyone has heard of the dangers of smog and other outdoor air quality pollutants, but what most of us haven’t heard is that we should be paying just as much attention to our Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
According to an article published by Green Home, indoor air pollution is linked to a host of health effects, including chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma, headaches, nausea, fatigue, and harm to the immune, reproductive, nervous and cardiovascular system.
A recent California Air Resources Board study found that elevated exposures to air pollutants can be expected to occur following the use of common cleaning products and air fresheners. The study also found that some chemicals present in household cleaning products react with ambient ozone, resulting in formation of other potentially hazardous compounds and particulate matter.
Many household cleaning products also contain hidden cancer-causing ingredients. Think about it – on a typical cleaning day in a typical home, levels of chemicals in the indoor air can be hundreds, even thousands of times higher than the outdoor air in the most polluted of cities. Household cleaning products, personal care products, pesticides, craft product and solvents may all contribute to indoor air pollution.
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