Indoor Air Quality?
According to the American Lung Association, 85% of Americans live with polluted and musty air within their homes. Most are not aware that moisture, dust, viruses and airborne contaminates are their biggest enemy.
Dampness from showers, humidity and cooking can contribute to the growth of:
- dust mites
- dry rot
Additionally, household cleaning products and furnishings also contain chemicals that lead to unhealthy air quality.
Indoor Air Quality?
When pollutants are present in our homes,
they can cause:
- Allergic reactions
- Shortness of Breath
- Dry eyes
- Sinus and upper repertory infections
- Nasal congestion
Over time, they can also increase the risk of:
- Certain types of cancer
That Affect your Air Quality
High temperatures can cause chemicals to leak at a more rapid rate. It can also make you slow, sluggish and less productive.
Humidity can accumulate indoors due to water leaks, moisture trapped in the air, showers, cooking and more.
The humidity inside a home should be between 30 and 50%. If it rises above 50%, it can cause mold and mildew. If humidity gets too low, it can cause sore throats, dry eyes and skin and nose irritations.
Carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring colorless, odorless gas that is safe in small amounts. In large doses, it can act as an asphyxiant cutting off the oxygen supply.
The effects of CO2 will vary according to the levels you are exposed to.
Smaller CO2 concentrations - congestion and shortness of breath
Larger CO2 concentrations - unconsciousness and even death
VOCs commonly come from:
- Cleaning products
- Wood preservatives
Small amounts of VOCs can cause:
- Respiratory irritation
- Memory impairment
Larger amounts can cause:
- other diseases
Dust and allergens also affect air quality.
It is quite common for people to be allergic to dust mites.
Severe concentrations can lead to:
- chest tightness
- difficulty breathing
- sleep issues due to respiratory issues
Lower concentrations can lead to:
- itchy eyes
(Indoor Air Quality)
Products like the IAQ Monitoring System monitor your air by keeping you aware of the five elements of IAQ.
It also provides you with a guide on how to make improvements to keep the air you are breathing clean.
One Green Solution partners with top companies in the field of Home Wellness and Air Purification, including Healthway, Bluewater, IAQ and many others to bring the highest quality to our customers.
To promise energy saving, we are using Energy Star recommended products.
If you are looking to breathe fresh clean air in your home, our team of experts can help you find products you need affordably and efficiently.
Call us to find out how you can promote health and wellness into your home.