Bucks County Area Indoor Air Pollution: What You Need to Know
According to the EPA, indoor air pollution is one of the top environmental health risks. Exposure to indoor air pollutants can aggravate (or cause) health problems, from minor irritations of the eyes and throat, to more significant problems, like asthma or lung cancer.
For those who spend more time at home, like stay-at-home parents and their children, the problem is amplified: the more exposure to indoor pollutants, obviously, the higher risk of health problems.
Indoor air pollution is described in two ways:
- Small (often unseen) particulates, like dust, household debris, or mold, fungus, and viruses, can wreak havoc on HVAC systems and human health.
- Gaseous pollution, invisible yet harmful, from cooking, cleaning, and household materials as well as outdoor contaminants, like car exhaust, can linger indoors, if not properly filtered.
Most Bucks County area homes include these pollutants.
In its guide to improving indoor air quality
, WebMD quotes William J. Calhoun, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Texas: "Indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor air quality in almost every case.” For homes in polluted cities, like nearby Philadelphia, indoor air pollution often matches and exceeds outdoor pollution.
But don’t despair! You can purify your indoor air.
As the EPA notes in its Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home
the best way to control indoor air pollution is to assure clean ventilation; if cleaning the ventilation system is not sufficient (when outdoor air is especially polluted), air cleaning devices can help purify indoor air.
G & G Indoor Air Services, which serves homes in Bucks County, cleans HVAC systems to assure clean ventilation. We also offer two air cleaning devices: electrostatic air filters
and UV air purifiers
. To learn more about our Green Cleaning services, call today.