The air in your home provides a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for you and your family, as long as it is clean. Harmful pollutants can float around in the air that is in your home, making it difficult for you and your family to breathe and even pose serious health risks as well. Indoor air quality can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. The majority of the population spends 90% of their time indoors, which can present quite a problem if the air they are breathing is not clean air. Poor air quality can threaten you and your family’s health. It is important to take the proper steps to ensure that the air in your home is clean and safe to breathe.
There are some indoor air pollutants that are more dangerous than others, and they can even cause death. Among the most dangerous indoor air pollutants are Carbon monoxide, Second hand smoke, and Radon gas. Each year 400 people die from the effects of carbon monoxide inside of the home. 7,500-15,000 children are hospitalized or sickened with respiratory infections from second hand smoke. Radon gas is extremely dangerous because it is odorless and it is silent, it is also the second biggest cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoke.
Cigarette & Tobacco Smoke Pollution
One way to eliminate a dangerous and serious threat to the quality of the air inside your home is to eliminate cigarette smoke. Do not allow anyone to smoke inside of your home. There is no safe level of second hand smoke, so if you are a smoker or a guest who is a smoker, take the cigarette outside and stop putting other’s health in harms way. Not only is cigarette smoke harmful to everyone, but it also leaves a layer of filth on your walls, a foul smell on your clothes and dark stains throughout your home.
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Another step to take to ensure the cleanliness of the air in your home is to install a carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide claims the lives of over 400 people each year and thousands of others become extremely ill from its effects. Early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include flu like symptoms. If everyone in the home is experiencing these symptoms, yet they feel better when they are away from the home, you may have a carbon monoxide problem that should be addressed immediately. The best way to keep the air in your home clean is to call in a professional. Contact Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning today to ensure that the air you and your family are breathing is clean and safe.