Can indoor air be hazardous to your health?

Absolutely. Air pollution concentration can be nearly 100 times greater in a building than outdoors. The American Lung Association found that most people spend 90% of their time in a building, making it essential for homeowners to know about indoor air quality (IAQ) in Toronto.

Many standard household things lead to poor indoor air quality, such as:

  • Chemicals in parts of carpet, furniture, upholstery and drapes
  • Cleaning sprays
  • Paint
  • Personal care products

The tight construction of today's homes also contributes majorly to bad IAQ. Enhancements like weather stripping and storm doors are designed to save on energy bills. However, they also stop proper ventilation by keeping indoor air in and outdoor air out. The consequence can be an increase of fumes inside your home.

Inferior IAQ can be a direct or indirect trigger of various health issues. Medical groups have determined that as many as half of all sicknesses are tied or irritated by indoor air pollution.

Vapors within your house can bring on flu-like illness including headaches, nausea and respiratory sensitivity. It can also aggravate allergies and asthma.

Enough ventilation also plays an important role in enhancing indoor air quality, because it lowers the amount of indoor pollutants.