Five Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality to Watch Out for in 2022
February 14, 2022Back to All Articles
As the start of 2022 is upon us, health concerns related to poor indoor air quality are rising every day. There are new allergens or carcinogens circulating in the air all the time, so it’s important to keep your home environment safe and healthy.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew are two of the most important signals in terms of detecting air pollution stemming from a higher level of humidity. They creep up in the wet corners of your house and make the environment much more unhygienic.
Frequent Eye, Nose, and Throat Irritation
Polluted air is full of irritants that can get into the mucous membranes of your body that are exposed to the environment. Examples include the membranes lining your throat, eyes, and nose. All of them are prone to accumulating irritant particles from the air and producing burning and itching sensations.
Poor Ventilation and Dirty HVAC Filters
A dirty HVAC filter means that the air that you and your family are inhaling is getting filtered from a mesh or screen that is dirty. This is making the environment continuously more polluted with each passing day.
Another important sign that you must not miss is aggravated allergies resulting from no other important change in your atmosphere EXCEPT the increasing air pollution. For example, a dust allergy can be induced or aggravated by a polluted atmosphere.
Frequent Headaches, Drowsiness, and Lethargy
Headaches resulting from air pollution are very common, and so is drowsiness and brain fog. They are three key symptoms of an external environment polluted with toxins. Most of these can be remedied by having a stronger air filtering system.