Indoor Air Quality & Your Respiratory Health - What You Need to Know

For many people, the majority of their time is spent indoors. Your home is where you live, eat, and sleep. What you might not realize is that the quality of your air can greatly affect your respiratory health. If your air ducts have leaks, or the filters on your air conditioner or heater are clogged or dirty, it can cause the air in your home to be full of pollutants. This may cause you to suffer serious respiratory problems, such as allergies, congestion, coughing, and even respiratory infections and diseases. While some health issues may become immediately apparent, others could take years to form.

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) may be caused by a variety of harmful substances. These include:

  • Tobacco
  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Mold or mildew
  • Smoke
  • Chemicals
  • Bacteria
  • Other pollutants

Inadequate ventilation, clogged air filters, and worn out or leaky air ducts are common causes of poor IAQ. If you notice that there is moisture or condensation on the walls of your home, that mold is growing in places around your home, or that the air smells stuffy, it may be that your ventilation is not very good.

In order to protect you and your family, you should have your air conditioning system inspected for damage, and perform regular maintenance to ensure it functions properly. Furthermore, you can use natural ventilation or air purifiers to rid your home of harmful particles. This can help ensure you don’t suffer severe short-term or long-term respiratory problems from your indoor air supply.

Call the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia Today at (404) 994-3574

Allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions can hinder your quality of life. We will assess your situation and provide a safe and effective solution to meet your needs. Whether you are suffering harmful effects of poor indoor air quality, or you have pulmonary conditions or immunodeficiency disorders, our team of Georgia allergists can diagnose and treat the problem. We will work tirelessly to help you enjoy long-lasting relief.

Contact our office today to make an appointment.

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