Poorly ventilated living spaces can concentrate air pollution indoors - where people often spend the majority of their time. A carcinogenic gas, radon, is exuded from the earth in certain locations and trapped inside houses. Building materials, including carpeting and plywood, emit formaldehyde gas. Paint and solvents emit volatile organic compounds as they dry. Lead paint can, and often does, degenerate into dust and is inhaled.
More indoor air pollution is introduced with the use of air fresheners, incense and other scented items people often use to mask odours. Controlled wood fires in stoves and fireplaces can add significant amounts of smoke particulates into the inside breathing space.
Carbon monoxide poisoning and death is often caused by faulty vents and chimneys, or by the burning of charcoal indoors. Chronic carbon monoxide poisoning can result even from wrongly adjusted pilot lights. Traps are built into all domestic plumbing to keep sewer gas and hydrogen sulfide out of interiors. Clothing emits tetrachloroethylene, or other dry cleaning fluids, for days after dry cleaning.
Air conditioning systems can incubate Legionnaires' disease and mold. Indoors, the lack of air circulation allows these airborne pollutants to accumulate more than they would otherwise occur in nature.
Call Double D Furnace Cleaning Service Ltd today to talk to an expert about getting rid of indoor air pollution and improving the air quality inside your home or business.