There are many potential biological & chemical indoor air contaminants affecting the air that we breathe. They include but are not limited to:
- carbon monoxide
- carbon dioxide
- nitrogen dioxide
- sulphur dioxide
- water vapour
High moisture / humidity levels represent a major cause of poor indoor air quality as it promotes mould growth. By products of combustion from a furnace, fireplace & car engines, radon gas from the natural radioactive decay of uranium, ozone released from some laser printers / copiers, electronic air cleaners / ion generators, building materials that off gas, paints, household cleaners and certain indoor activities / hobbies can all worsen your indoor air quality.
Having healthier indoor air quality (IAQ) should be everyone’s goal as your indoor air is often more polluted than the air outside. Sometimes the solution to improving you air quality can be quite simple and direct. Of course, other times it can be more complex and involved. It may be that there are multiple sources contributing to your poor indoor air quality however you are only having a reaction to one or two.
Unsure what’s going on in your home with indoor air contaminants? Are you feeling sick but not sure why? Get it inspected!