We usually think of air pollution as an outdoor problem-car exhaust and smokestacks and such. Surprisingly, the air you breathe in your own home may be even more polluted than outside air. Home indoor air pollutants can cause health problems, even if you are exposed to some pollutants for a short time. Symptoms range from allergic reactions (sneezing, coughing, watery eyes) to headaches, nausea, and fatigue. Some pollutants have even been linked to cancer and other serious illnesses. Some of the indoor air pollutants are mold, lead based paint, asbestos, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds, and secondhand smoke. Go to http://www.homeownersinsurance.org/additional-resources/improve-your-air-quality/ for more information.
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Contact Albert Baird, Industrial Hygienist at 920-869-4554 for more information about indoor air quality.