Air pollution carries significant risk to human health, and children are particularly vulnerable. The invisible pollutants inside our buildings can lead to much higher pollution levels. Indoor air pollution affects adults and children differently, children spend most of their time indoors in the “child-breathing zone”, an area defined as being up to one meter from the floor. This means that seemingly harmless activities in the home such as laying carpets or painting rooms can have a different impact on children and thus cause serious health issues. Current ventilation systems work on the assumption of equal distribution of pollutants.
Through the research it shows that different pollutants can occur in different layers in the air it also found that when pollutants such as dust are disturbed they can be resuspended in the air. The health problems caused by indoor air pollution are severe but also avoidable, one of the best methods of prevention is proper ventilation. When combined with greater awareness and understanding of the risks these simple measures are sufficient enough to help reduce risk to children of exposure to indoor air pollutants.
If you would like to have the quality of the air in your home tested give us a call. We can test your indoor air quality and then discuss solutions to resolve any issues we find, as well as any other specific needs you may have.
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