Your IAQ Can Affect Your Health — Learn How

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that indoor air quality (IAQ) is a top health concern in this country. In fact, poor IAQ may cause more illnesses and deaths than poor outdoor air quality. Read on to learn how airborne pollutants can affect the IAQ of your home and the health of those in it.

Airborne Pollutants

If you are under the assumption that keeping outdoor pollutants outside your home is all you need to do to maintain healthy IAQ, revisit that notion. Some of the most harmful IAQ pollutants originate inside the home. Consider the following pollutants:

Health Symptoms of Poor IAQ

There are a number of health symptoms associated with poor IAQ. Furthermore, many symptoms are identical to or closely resemble symptoms of common heath ailments. Watch out for the following symptoms of poor IAQ health caused by airborne pollutants in your home:

COVID-19 and IAQ Health Concerns

COVID-19 is the name for the disease caused by the current novel coronavirus. It affects the respiratory system, and it is sometimes erroneously compared to the flu virus. However, COVID-19 is more easily transmitted and deadlier than the flu.

Mounting evidence suggests that COVID-19 can go airborne inside the home and even contaminate an HVAC system and IAQ health. Follow government suggestions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and consult your HVAC provider for tips to help keep your IAQ health and HVAC system as free from airborne pollutants as possible.

If you are looking for solutions to improve IAQ health in your home, contact Jackson & Sons.

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