At Lamco Systems, we know how important good indoor air quality is for the health and well-being of you and your family. However, you may not be aware of exactly how important it is to maintain good indoor air quality. Here, we will go over some crucial facts about indoor air quality to demonstrate just how important this issue is:
FACT: The EPA has ranked indoor air quality as a top five environmental health risk.
EPA studies have shown that indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air; in some cases, it was more than 100 times more polluted. Therefore, they have ranked indoor air quality as one of the biggest environmental risks to your home.
FACT: Your furniture may contain toxic chemicals.
Don’t get too attached to that futon; it may be releasing toxins into your environment, causing dangerous indoor air quality. Before 2006, all furniture manufactured contained flame retardant chemicals that may send toxic fumes into the air. Even after 2006, there are certain flame retardants that may have the same dangerous impact when inhaled.
FACT: Poor indoor air quality affects more than just your respiratory health.
It makes sense that poor indoor air quality would impact your respiration, but it can actually affect other parts of your health as well. Other problems that may be caused by poor indoor air quality include fatigue, nausea, inflammation, weakened immune system, stroke, and depression.
At Lamco Systems, we care about you and your family’s health. That is why we install home ventilation systems: to ensure that you are getting the indoor air quality you need. Contact us today for more information.