Air Quality

What is the quality of the air you are breathing in your home? It is a good question to ask. Environmental pollutants all pose varying degrees of risks, and most can be controlled.

Fortunately, protecting the air in your home from environmental pollutants is something you can take action on today. KoscoHeritage offers indoor air quality solutions:

Breathe Easy, you can control the quality of the air in your home.

Indoor Air Pollution and Your Health

Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later. Those suffering from preexisting pulmonary disease, asthma, or pneumonia’s will likely experience an immediate sensitivity to poor air quality.

Immediate effects can include:

  • irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • fatigue

Long-term effects:

After long or repeated periods of exposure to indoor air pollutants the risk of developing some respiratory diseases can be severely debilitating. It is prudent to try to improve the indoor air quality in your home even if symptoms are not noticeable.

The Cause Of Indoor Pollution

Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home. High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants.

Pollutant Sources

There are many sources of indoor air pollution in any home.

  • tobacco products
  • building materials and furnishings
  • asbestos
  • insulation
  • wet or damp carpet
  • cabinetry and furniture made of certain pressed wood products
  • products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care, or hobbies
  • dirty duct work in central heating and cooling systems
  • poorly maintained humidification devices
  • outdoor sources such as radon, pesticides, and outdoor air pollution

Note: The Information provided here comes primarily from the EPA’s website.