Are you wondering how your home’s indoor air quality affects your lungs? As you know, the air we breathe is full of things such as gases and particles, too small to see with the naked eye. Poor quality air can lead to headaches, eye, nose, and throat irritation, and bronchitis. Extreme cases can lead to asthma, emphysema, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.
Young children, older adults, and those with lung diseases are most at risk of the poor health effects that come from poor air quality. When those particles in the air travel into your lungs, it can cause serious issues.
Particulate matter is small enough to travel into the lungs and all the way to the alveoli, which can irritate and corrode the alveoli wall, which damages the lungs and causes disease. They can lead to an increased risk of stroke and heart attack.
You can improve indoor air quality. Some ways to do this are avoiding wood-burning stoves, air fresheners, sprays, and harsh chemicals. You can use an exhaust fan or open a window while cooking. Another great way is to use an air filter with a HEPA filter. Reduce dust by vacuuming and cleaning regularly. These are just some of the tips you can use to improve air quality, be sure to view the video for more information when you want to improve indoor air quality.