Long-Term Health Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Winter is the time of year when most would prefer to spend their time indoors. However, for homeowners that have poor indoor air quality in their home spending more time inside can cause serious health issues.
Mold is a major cause of poor indoor air quality, but dust and pet dander can also cause indoor air quality to be less than ideal, as well as other pollutants such as lead paint and CO2 issues. It’s important to recognize the long-term health issues associated with bad indoor air circulation.
Long Term Health Issues
Health problems due to indoor air quality can be a result of long-term exposure to indoor air pollutants. A single exposure or multiple exposures over a long period of time can cause these health issues in you or your family members. Those most at risk are the elderly, the young and those with compromised immune systems. Some of the long-term issues include:
- Upper respiratory diseases
- Heart disease
- Central nervous system issues
Any of these health problems can prove permanently debilitating or fatal to individuals. Unfortunately there is not enough research out there that can tell us exactly how long and to what pollutants we need to be exposed to that will cause these health issues. But it’s better to be safe than sorry and contact and indoor air quality specialist such as BGS Environmental Services Inc to determine the quality of your home’s air. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. A safe home is always a better home!