When people hear the word “air pollution,” they immediately associate it with the murky, dirty air outside – in the city streets, near factories, vehicle emissions, etc. But do you know that the air you’re breathing inside your home, in commercial establishments, or within schools and office buildings can be worse than that outdoors?
Shocking, isn’t it?
Experts revealed that indoor air pollution is among the major environmental dangers that we face today. And as most of us spend more time indoors than outdoors, indoor air quality should be one of our top concerns.
Plenty of airborne dangers are present indoors. You may not see them, but they’re there. You can even smell them at times. In fact, odorless and colorless toxic gases may be circulating your home at this very moment. Chemicals, household products, building materials, molds, and even pets also pollute the air you breathe.
Whatever the cause, you need to be more proactive in improving the quality of the air inside your home – starting with your HVAC system. Yes, something as common as air conditioning repair or having your HVAC cleaned on a regular basis can help lessen indoor air pollution.
Inhaling polluted air can cause allergies and respiratory diseases. Regular exposure, on the other hand, increases the risk of developing more severe health problems. That said, in order to protect yourself and your loved ones from these potential health threats, you need to act right away!
For more important information about indoor air pollution, check out the infographic below. We also included some easy and useful tips on how to make indoor air fresher, cleaner, and safer.