Indoor air pollutants come with different short and long term effects that range from throat and eye irritation to cancer and respiratory disease. Being exposed to higher levels of pollutants, like carbon monoxide, may even cause death. In addition, certain indoor pollutants can intensify other indoor pollutants effects.
Studies show that there is a correlation between polluted air and heightened risk of different cardiovascular diseases like heart failure. Other studies have indicated that people who have been diagnosed with diabetes, lung disease, and, heart disease, have even greater risks to being exposed to air that is unclean, since it will only magnify the disease’s symptoms. Unclean air has different chemicals which include nitrates, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide. Chemicals like these are more likely to cause different types of diseases. This is combined with other pollutants released from factors like pets, secondhand smoke, yeast, molds, bacteria and pollen.
Viruses are always a threat, particularly in the winter. Different virus types, including the seasonal flue and the common cold, thrive in cold temperatures. If left alone, they can be blown around the home and will settle indoors. Allergens, pollutants, mold and dust all trigger an asthma attack. All these can be found in poor quality indoor air.
Carbon monoxide and Radon – Lung Cancer and Death
Both radon and carbon monoxide are odorless, colorless, and deadly. Carbon monoxide kills fast. Things like faulty cooktops, furnaces, and gas ranges can release carbon monoxide, as can kerosene, propane heaters, and wood. Gas generators also release carbon monoxide, therefore you should never light them in closed in areas like your garage. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in people who do not smoke, although it can take many years of exposure. I can seep from soil, rocks, or water underneath your home. The levels of radon vary, even between different homes on the same street. Testing for radon in your home is the only way to find out if you have it
Products to Clean Your Indoor Air
Glass Floss Filter:
The Glass Floss filter removes large particles of dirt and dust. It is 2% efficient in removing air particles from your home. It is suggested that you change them monthly, or twice a month.
This filter is washable and is a bit more efficient than the Glass Floss filter. It is 20% efficient at eliminating particles that are airborne. It is more restrictive to dust build up and dirt, so, it is suggested to clean a few times a month.
This filter system comes with 3 various filters and a main system. The filters (charcoal, pre-filters, and main) make up an air filtration system that eliminates 99.97% of home airborne particles.
Poor air quality is a big cause of illness and disease and keeping your air clean is essential. There are measures you can take, however, to clean your air. You can talk with a HVAC professional to get ideas of what can be done.
Liam Reed is a health freak, and cannot be stopped from advising anyone he can get his sights on. He works with HVAC manufacturers and dealers in identifying health hazards.