The truth is, the air inside homes, offices, and other buildings can be more polluted than the air outside. Some pollutants are tracked into the home. Some arrive via a new mattress or furniture, carpet cleaners, or a coat of paint on the walls. And often, homeowners are not aware of the presence of pollutants because they can be nearly impossible to identify with the senses.
The quality of the air you breathe affects not only your immediate comfort, but also your long-term health. Chemicals emitted by common products can cause irritation, breathing trouble, and even illness.
Common home pollutants
Indoor air quality (IAQ) can suffer for many reasons, including:
- Dust mites
- Pollen that comes indoors
- Human and animal dander
- Combustion by-products like carbon monoxide
- Car exhaust from attached garages
- Cigarette smoke and some clothing
- Building materials
- Cleaning products
- Pressed wood items
- Carpets and adhesives
Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns. Fortunately, the air you breathe is very important to us. The technologies we’ve developed provide excellent non-invasive air analysis from just one small sample. Our tests analyze the most likely causes of unhealthy air in your home by revealing levels of VOCs, the gasses emitted by mold, and levels of formaldehyde, and more.
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- 6 Strategies That Improve Indoor Air Quality