Improve The Air Quality In Your Home With This Simple Solution

It’s no secret that air pollution has become a big problem all over the world in the last few decades. But, people are displaying more awareness of the environment as well as preserving it for future generations.

Air pollution isn’t restricted to outside spaces. And just because you spend a lot of time inside, doesn’t limit your exposure to pollution. In fact, oftentimes the air inside is more polluted than outdoor air. This is due to the fact that mould growth is the number one culprit for indoor air pollution. 

Mould growth appears whenever there’s untreated damp present in your home. Damp is caused by excessive moisture due to water leaks and poor ventilation. Speaking of poor ventilation, air pollution can also be caused by fireplace smoke, gas and paint fumes. 

How Does Air Pollution Affect Your Health?

Both, indoor and outdoor pollution is harmful you the health of humans and animals. While it can affect anyone, the most susceptible people are the elderly, children, pregnant women and their unborn babies. 

Indoor air pollution can lead to headaches, dizziness, sneezing, coughing, allergies, skin and eye irritations as well as difficulty breathing. If exposed for longer periods of time, it may lead to respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Improving Indoor Air Quality with Damp Proofing Is an Easy Solution

Monitoring your indoor air quality might be a good idea if you or any of your family members show signs of the symptoms mentioned previously. Even in the absence of symptoms, you might still want to test your air quality regularly. Prevention is better than cure, especially when it comes to the safety of your family.

While we’ll never be able to fully avoid indoor air pollution, we can limit it so it won’t cause any health issues. If you have poor indoor ventilation, be proactive and deal with it immediately. 

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