Quality of Air in Your Home
Air quality tests can be a great way to ensure that you and your family are safe and healthy in your own home. Unfortunately, many individuals do not think about the air they breathe, until they experience health issues such as respiratory problems.
Air quality is something that most of us take for granted. It’s only when the air smells bad, or we experience a bout of allergies, that we start to worry about it at all. But did you know that indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air? And according to the World Health Organization, indoor air pollution may be responsible for over one million deaths each year worldwide!
Air quality testing is a necessary step to ensure the health and wellbeing of anyone who is exposed to environmental pollutants. Without air quality testing, you will not be able to monitor levels of chemicals, dust mites, pollen, or other airborne particles that may be present in your home or work environment.
Poor Indoor Air Quality Components
Some of the most common reasons for poor indoor air quality include:
- Dust mites
- Poor ventilation
- Pet dander
- Smoke from cigarettes or fireplaces
Reasons For Having Air Quality Test
The most common reasons why you should have an air quality test in your home:
- It can help detect pollutants that cause respiratory distress and lung cancer.
- An indoor air quality test can identify mold, asbestos, and other hidden hazards in the air you breathe.
- It decreases exposure to allergens of all kinds that are a concern when it comes to indoor air quality. Mold spores are one of the most common ones.
According to a report published by the ATS, more than 200 million people breathe unsafe air every day, leading to nearly 3 million deaths each year. Considering all this, we must take measures to improve our home’s indoor quality and ensure we are breathing clean air.
At a minimum, you should get an air quality test done on your home every three years. If you have children or pets or have had recent renovations done to your home, we recommend testing more frequently.
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