is your home air making you feel sick?
Poor air quality in your home could make you feel sick and make asthma and other conditions worse.
Do you ever feel lightheaded or dizzy after being inside your home for a while? Do you find it harder to breathe at home than at work or outside? Are there peculiar persistent odors or chemical smells in your home? You are not alone.
We hear from many people who believe that the air in their homes may be making them sick. It's a common complaint and it is often true. Sometimes items in our homes or its very building materials may be giving off harmful chemical pollutants. In high enough concentrations and without adequate ventilation, these pollutants can build up and become bad for your health.
Consulting your doctor is always the first and best way to make sure you are well and to try to determine the causes of an illness. But when the doctor gives you a clean bill of health and can't say for sure what is making you sick, it's time to call on Douglas Environmental.
Airborne chemicals in your home can make asthma worse…
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and mold can make asthma symptoms worse or lead to asthma attacks. And according to the EPA, indoor air quality poses a greater health hazard than outdoor air, with indoor air pollution averaging 2 – 5 times higher than outdoor air for certain VOCs. In fact, many homes contain 30 – 100 times higher total levels of VOCs. Most of these VOCs are below the odor threshold, so you can’t smell them. Even slightly elevated levels of VOCs and mold can trigger asthma symptoms and initiate attacks.
If you or a family member is experiencing increased asthma attacks or breathing difficulties, Douglas Environmental offers peace of mind – sampling to check for problems, and a complete line of solutions to solve any that are found.
Knowing what's in your air can help you: