What is Indoor Air Quality?
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is simply the measure of how clean the air is in the area where we live, work, or play. A lot of things can influence IAQ, including the following.
- The ventilation system or how the air moves in and out of the building.
- Our ability to open windows.
- Equipment and furniture that might release chemical pollutants, such as formaldehyde.
- The chemicals produced by the activities happening indoors.
- Pollutants entering the house or building.
- Other materials like cleaning supplies and art materials are used indoors.
And because we understand the importance of keeping the air clean at home (especially when we have kids), we often take measures to improve it.
For instance, many people now take delight in using diffusers to “inhale the benefits” of essential oils. Others choose to light scented candles to relax.
Of course, there are also instances when we use fragrances and disinfectant sprays to get rid of bad indoor smell.
But did you know that these activities could potentially do more harm than good?
Common Things That Can Harm Indoor Air Quality and How to Use Them Correctly
When not properly used, the following materials can lead to health problems of varying degrees.
Examples of these health concerns are asthma attacks, dizziness, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea, and fatigue.
Here’s how they can affect our health and the tips we can follow to improve indoor air quality at home while using them.
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