What is Indoor Air Pollution
Typically, when we think of air pollution, we tend to think of outdoor air that has been flooded with various contaminants such as car exhausts and other gases that can become flooded in the air space. However, as we discussed previously, although many people think of air pollution as a strictly outdoor space problem, this is far from the case, as many homes and other indoor spaces can be even more polluted than these outdoor environments. There can be various sources located through indoor environments such as mold, pollen, tobacco smoke, household products, pesticides, gases, and even products such as building materials that can release toxic chemicals into the air of this space which will lead to elevated pollution levels. Depending on the pollutants in the air of your home and the level in which they are present in the air space will directly influence how poor your home’s air quality may be and the direct effects the occupants in this space may experience.
When it comes to frequent exposure inside of your home, especially what many Americans are experiencing now as they self-quarantine themselves in their homes with their spouses, kids, and other family members, the health risks associated with potentially elevated levels of indoor air pollution in this space may be significant, especially for those with compromised health such as children, the elderly, and those with immune-compromised conditions. Ultimately, understanding the various sources of pollution inside your home and having the proper air quality solutions in place can help to remediate and restore the indoor air quality in a home or other personal indoor environment.