On average, Canadians spend 90 per cent of their time indoors. For this reason, our indoor air quality is an important health concern.
Everyone's health can be affected by indoor air quality problems. People with asthma, allergies or lung disease can be greatly affected by poor indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality can affect development in children and has been linked to lung disease later in life.
Common signs and symptoms of people exposed to poor indoor air include:
- Headaches, fatigue, and shortness of breath
- Worsening allergy and asthma symptoms
- Sinus congestion, cough, and sneezing
- Eye, nose, throat, and skin irritation
- Dizziness and nausea
You don't have to suffer from poor indoor air quality. If you learn more about air pollutants, you'll understand how to spot them and how to get rid of them.
Indoor Air Pollutants
Everyone should make healthy air a goal. To have good indoor air quality, control the source of the pollutant and then bring in fresh air (ventilate).