We breathe and touch organic materials and chemicals that cause us headaches, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, coughs, skin rashes, eye/nose-throat irritation, worsen asthma symptoms, and lung cancer. Here are the culprits, which come from combustion sources (fireplaces, wood stoves, space heaters, chimneys), carpets, building materials, household cleaners, furnishings, central heating and cooling systems, and outdoor pollution.
Air pollutants that can affect your health:
- Particulates – dust, soil, ash, pollen, smoke
- Bio-aerosols – mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria, viruses, pet dander
- Gases – carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, radon, VCO’s (volatile organic compounds)