Biological Pollutants In Your Home

Filed Under (Pollution) by admin on 02-06-2010

Uncontaminated air is something we all have to have for healthy home surroundings. Outdoor air pollution in cities is a major health problem. Much attempt and money continues to be spent cleaning up pollution in the outdoor air. But air pollution can be a problem where you least expect it, in the place you may have considered was safest–your home.

The reason for the upsurge of indoor pollution in today’s homes is a straight result of our efforts to be energy capable. As we make every effort to build homes more and more energy efficient, we also create an environment at risk to these indoor air quality problems. The air in our homes is recycled many times over, often with fresh air entering only when we open doors or windows.

We tend to spend most of our time indoors, often at home. Therefore, breathing clean indoor air can have an important impact on health. Biological pollutants are living organisms. They encourage poor indoor air quality and may be a major cause of days lost from work or school, and of doctor and hospital visits. Some can even smash up surfaces inside and outside your house. Biological pollutants can travel through the air and are often invisible. Some common indoor biological pollutants are Animal Dander (minute scales from hair, feathers, or skin), Dust Mite and Cockroach parts, (Fungi or viruses)

Some of these substances are in every home. It is impossible to get rid of them all. Even a spotless home may let the growth of organic pollutants. Nutrients and moisture are essential to support biological growth. These conditions can be found in many locations, such as bathrooms, damp or flooded basements, wet appliances (such as air conditioners), and even some carpets and furniture.

All of us are open to the fundamentals to organic pollutants. However, the individual possessions on our health depend upon the type and quantity of biological pollution and the entity person. Some people do not experience health reactions from certain biological pollutants, while others may experience allergies, and toxic infections Allergic reactions can vary from meekly rough to critical, as in a harsh asthma attack. Some common signs and symptoms are Nasal congestion, Itching and exhaustion. Biological pollutants can have a major smash on health of the family members. With proper coverage to air indoor pollution can be greatly reduced.

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