For decades the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA has been concerned about the outdoor air quality. Now a new study shows that indoor air quality is often more hazardous than the outdoor air.
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Problems Breathing Indoor Air
Indoor air is proving to be more hazardous than we ever thought possible. Homes are filled with VOCs (volatile organic compounds), dust particles, allergens and mold spores. If you've had any of the following health problems, you should opt for Indoor Air Quality Testing in Glendale CA to determine if your indoor air is polluted:
- Feeling fatigued or exhausted
- Feeling sick
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Sore throat
- Stuffy nose
Who is More Affected by Indoor Air Pollution?
Some people are more at risk for serious health problems from indoor air pollution than others. If you or a family member have any of these conditions or fall into these categories, it's important to have your indoor air quality tested:
- Allergy sufferers
- Asthma sufferers
- COPD sufferers
- People with compromised immune systems due to conditions such as cancer or HIV
- Children and infants
- People with respiratory infections
If you or one of your loved ones fits the above description, it's important to know if you need to do something about the indoor air quality. But before you can do something about it, you have to know whether or not your air quality is poor. That's why it's so important to have your indoor air quality tested.
Common Air Quality Dangers
When you get home, you expect that you'll be safe and comfortable. Probably the last thing on your mind is the air quality of your home. And yet, there are invisible dangers lurking inside your home.
If there is mold in your house - seen or unseen - it can shed spores that are incredibly toxic. Mold can aggravate allergies and asthma, and can even lead to permanent lung damage. If you have black mold in your house, it can do much more than that. Black mold spores carry a neurotoxin which can cause neurological problems such as tremors and mood shifts. You may not even be able to think clearly. If you are exposed to large quantities of black mold, it can cause death from damaging your immune system and vital organs. You can protect yourself and your family by a simple indoor air quality testing in the Glendale region.
VOCs and Chemicals
Mold isn't the only thing that is dangerous in your home. Daily activities such as cooking and cleaning can release volatile organic compounds and various chemicals that you and your family breathe. Just by cooking, you can release fine particulate matter that you breathe in that can seriously damage your lungs. Imagine living in a cloud of chemicals and pollutants daily. That's what happens when the air quality in your home deteriorates.
Dust and Dirt
Simple dirt and dust can also play havoc with your health. Even if you keep your home clean, if your furnace is faulty, you air ducts are dirty, or your furnace filter needs replacing, you can be breathing in a large amount of dust and other unhealthy particulate matter. This can be especially hard on people who have respiratory problems such as asthma, allergies, and COPD.
In addition to Indoor Air Quality Testing in the Glendale neighbourhoods we also cover the following nearby regions: Lynwood, Redondo Beach, Pico Rivera, Montebello, Monterey Park, Huntington Park, Arcadia, Diamond Bar, Paramount and Burbank.