Health effects of Indoor Air Quality
Poor indoor air quality can lead to a number of adverse health effects. Depending on the type of air pollutants, a variety of health effects are reported by individuals. These can be\eye, nose and throat irritation, dyspnea, headaches, loss of coordination, pulmonary oedema, dizziness, blurred vision, nervousness & confusion.
In some cases, death can result in individuals that have lung and heart disease, and can occur unexpectedly during periods of high air pollution.
health effects of car pollution
major roads & highways are a problem
Currently over 90,000 Americans die prematurely every year due to air pollution and some of them are caused by cars. Cars create so many harmful pollutants like nitrogen oxide, PM10 and VOCs that they can really get the better of your health.
Hazardous chemicals such as benzene, toluene, 1,3-butadiene, lead, xylene and formaldehyde tend to be found in heavily vehicle traffic areas.
Avoid living near major roads or highways where vehicle exhausts are problematic. You should ideally be 200 metres away from these areas.
Avoid opening windows and doors during peak hours.
Purchase the Aeros Sensor to monitor your indoor air quality.
health effects of
Volatile Organic compounds
increases risk of asthma
VOCs are organic chemicals with high enough vapour pressures to be gases at room temperature. They are the major cause of the ‘atmospheric pollution’ in urban centres.
VOCs can be found in paints, glues, solvents, aerosols, perfume and household products such as personal care and cleaning products. It can also be caused by the burning of transport fuels such as gasoline and natural gas.
VOCs that are easily inhaled and absorbed through the skin may cause a wide range of health effects. Because they are often on objects that people touch, contact with them can lead to skin irritations, rashes, allergies & some even cause dermatitis.
health effects of carbon dioxide
Humans breathe it out. Plants breathe it in.
Carbon Dioxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be found in concentrations of around 300 to 400ppm. It’s 0.04% of the air’s concentration and is one of the greenhouse gases associated with global warming. Health effects of carbon dioxide makes you drowsy and sleepy when it becomes too high (levels higher than 800 ppm). Rooms can feel stuffy at 800 ppm or higher.