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Please allow us to reference on the importance of indoor air quality. The full article can be found here: http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/hfile65a.stm
Why is indoor air quality important?
People spend up to 90 per cent of their time indoors - at home, school and work. Poor indoor air quality may cause 1 or more symptoms such as headache, wheezing, tiredness, coughing, sneezing, sinus congestion, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, and irritation of the eyes, nose or throat. Allergy or asthma symptoms may also get worse because of poor indoor air quality.
Poor indoor air quality is caused by indoor air pollution. By understanding some of the possible causes of this pollution, you can start to improve the quality of the air you breathe indoors.
What are the major indoor pollutants?
Many indoor pollutants exist, including the following: Biological contaminants can come from both outside and inside the home. Examples of biological contaminants include: fungi (moulds), insects such as dust mites and cockroaches, dander from fur-bearing animals such dogs or cats, and dusts and pollens. Biological contaminants can cause allergic symptoms. For more information, see HealthLink BC File#65b Indoor Air Quality: Moulds and Other Biological Contaminants.
Combustion (burning) by-products are gases and small particles caused by the incomplete burning of fuels such as oil, gas, kerosene, wood, coal and propane. Examples of combustion by-products include fine particulate matter, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides. Sources include wood heaters and woodstoves, furnaces, gas stoves, fireplaces, car exhaust from an attached garage, and tobacco smoke. For more information, see HealthLink BC Files #65c Indoor Air Quality: Combustion By-products and #30a Second-Hand Smoke.
Formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs): Formaldehyde is a chemical found in many building materials such as plywood and particleboard, in furnishings such as furniture, drapes and carpets, and in personal care products. For example, formaldehyde is an ingredient in some nail polishes, nail glues and nail hardeners. A wide range of products, such as shampoos, eyelash glues, hair gels and liquid body soaps, contain formaldehyde-releasing chemicals. When these chemicals naturally break down, they release low doses of formaldehyde, and create a preservative effect in the product. Cleaning agents, paints, lacquers and varnishes are additional sources of VOCs. VOCs can be released from these materials for several years. For more information, see HealthLink BC File #65d Indoor Air Quality: Volatile Organic Compounds.
Asbestos was used as an insulator and fire retardant for many years. It is sometimes still found wrapped around older hot water pipes and boilers. It is also found in old flooring material and some types of insulation used in attics and walls. Asbestos does not cause a health risk unless it is frayed or crumbling and releasing fibers into the air that can be inhaled. For more information, see HealthLink BC File #32 Asbestos.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas given off during the decay of uranium which naturally occurs in some soil and rock. Radon gas is odourless, invisible and has no taste. It can enter a home or building directly through the building's foundation from surrounding soil. Over time, high levels of inhaled radon gas may lead to lung cancer. High levels of radon have been found in parts of interior and northern British Columbia. For more information, see HealthLink BC File #42 Radon in the Home.
How can I improve indoor air quality?
There are 3 basic ways to improve indoor air quality.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Using air cleaners
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