September 12, 2018 | 05:30 AM
Are your allergic symptoms not fading away? The culprit could be the air inside your home. How can you confirm if your family is at risk?
You can often check indoor air quality by looking at the health of a building’s inhabitants. If you or any of your family members recurrently faces symptoms like congestion, sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, headache, and frequent nosebleeds, it’s time to pay close attention to the arrival of these symptoms. While it can be alluring to put blame on the weather changes and ‘allergies,’ if these symptoms come up soon after you enter your home or office, this could be an indicator of poor indoor air quality. In today’s closely sealed homes, the air inside can be far more polluted than the outdoor air. In addition, the presence of asbestos, toxic mold spores, and the off-gassing of several hazardous chemicals, from cleaners to furniture, and the health concerns can be far more severe, leading to chronic sickness, fever, chills, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, muscle pain, dizziness, rashes, and shortness of breath.
Considering the ill effects of indoor air pollution on our health, it is extremely necessary to take steps to prevent it from turning worse.