The health of your family is at the mercy of the quality of air you have inside your home. Unfortunately, the air quality inside your home is probably worse than the quality of air outside. Which means it makes sense to get outside and spend time in the fresh air.
If you had a new set of outdoor furniture from Spa Max in Corona, you would want to spend more time outside.
The bad news is that indoor air quality can be as much as five times worse than the quality of air outside. So when a family member says they are stepping outside for a breath of fresh air, they mean it.
Indoor air can be so polluted that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks it as one of the top five environmental hazards. Just what can be found in the air in your home that makes it bad for you? Mold, radon, pollen, pet dander and even formaldehyde are regularly found in numerous homes all over this great country.
Here are a few ways indoor pollution affects your health.
It is estimated that as much as 30 percent of respiratory diseases are the result of poor indoor air quality. This makes sense as inhalation is the key passageway for air pollutants.
Autoimmune diseases are characterized as a response by your body that leads to the destruction of your own tissue and organs. That sounds pretty horrifying if you ask us. That is nothing anybody should have to deal with.
There is one recent study that suggests the increase in disease in North America can be attributed to indoor air pollution.
The American Heart Association reports that someone in the United States will die from cardiovascular disease every 40 seconds. This is an alarming statistic that sheds light on just how dangerous this disease is. And what is even scarier is that experts say indoor pollution could be a contributing factor.
As allergens find their way into your home, you will soon find yourself sneezing, sniffling and suffering watery eyes. It is estimated that one in five Americans will suffer an illness related to allergies.
If you have recently gained a little weight and not sure why, indoor air pollution could be the blame.
A study found that two groups of rats that were served the same diet in two different environments came to an interesting conclusion. The group of rats that were exposed to polluted air gained more weight than the group of rats breathing clean air. These results implicate the same thing would happen for humans.
The leading cause of disability worldwide is depression. Depression is the reason people call in sick and it is a serious health condition that drags down the quality of life for millions.
The risk factors for depression can be a bit difficult to pinpoint. But there is research that found a strong correlation between the symptoms of depression and pollution. Experts believe this has to do with the inflammatory response that occurs when people are exposed to environmental toxicity.
A study done by the Yale School of Public Health found that an increase in air pollution was linked to an increase in depression.
Ways to Deal with Indoor Pollution
There are several ways in which you can deal with indoor air pollution.
You can start by changing out the filter on your HVAC system on a regular basis. The filter should be changed every three months if not sooner.
When it comes to pets, carpeting is the worst choice of flooring. In a perfect world, you would want to swap out that carpet for hardwood flooring. But having your carpets cleaned often will help with indoor air pollution.
Chemicals are responsible for much of your indoor air pollution. Check the cleaning products that you use and make sure you’re not spraying poison all over your home. Use natural cleaning products that don’t have harsh and dangerous chemicals.
It will also help if you open up the windows in your home on nice days to air everything out.
Lastly, spend more time outside to avoid those indoor pollutants. You can hang out in your hot tub from Spa Max or lounge on your new outdoor furniture. Shop now.