Today, everyone is aware of the effects of indoor air quality in our day to day lives. Researches by various laboratories have revealed some frightening facts about the indoor air quality and its effects that have increased the awareness to a great extent. According to the researches many of the common things that we use in building our homes, making them comfortable, cleaning them or improving them can be the major contaminants of indoor air.
To create more awareness among the people across Toronto, we, the team of CleanFirst Restoration is sharing a list of shocking facts about indoor air and its quality. Have a look –
- Poor Indoor Air Quality Leads to Top Health Risks Faced by People in Toronto –
Quality of indoor air is more essential than that of outdoor air, pollution and other environmental dangers, when it comes to leading a healthy life. The shocking fact is that our indoor environments contains five times more pollutants than the outdoor environment and these pollutants are harmful for our skin, eyes, lungs and more. Now you must be thinking, how to know if your indoor air quality is poor or not! Then there are a few easy symptoms such as feeling lethargic, stuffy or dizzy in a room. If such things are not checked on time, it can put a huge effect on your as well as your family’s health.
- Air Fresheners are a Major Reason behind Indoor Pollution –
We all use air fresheners to create a pleasant atmosphere within our homes. But did you know most of the air fresheners and other scented products contain toxic chemicals called phthalates! Phthalates are responsible for disrupting the hormonal function, reproductive development as well as respiratory troubles such as asthma. Many people who do not have allergies can also have adverse reactions to such scented products. In addition to that air fresheners release chemicals that when react with other household products can form carcinogenic formaldehyde and acetone!
- Printers are a Great Source of Toxic Chemicals –
Printers at home add glymes to your indoor air! Glymes are chemicals used in ink cartridges and toners which can cause developmental and reproductive damages. So you must place your printer at a place which is well-ventilated.
- Furniture can be a Culprit As Well –
No one can ever think that their furniture can add up to indoor air pollution! But the ugly truth is that the indoor soft furnishings we incorporate give off toxic vapors which adversely affect the indoor air quality of our homes.
- Some of the most Familiar Household Items are the Major Polluters –
Cleaning products we use to improve our home’s environment are unfortunately one of the major indoor air polluters. These products are usually made of poisonous chemicals such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) which is when released can affect your respiratory system. Similarly, the paint used in your home, products you use on your skin and hair and the other scented products you use at your home can be some of the leading causes of indoor air pollution.
- Kitchen can be a Cause of Indoor Air Pollution –
The appliances used in kitchen and the process of cooking could be contributing toxic air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, acrolein, particulate matters and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to your indoor atmosphere.
- Radon Gas –
Radon Gas is the new odorless and colorless gas that is the second leading cause behind lung cancer in Toronto. The gas is attracted to negative pressure of the basement foundation. Whether you are residing in a new home or old, radon gas can affect you!
We at CleanFirst Restoration, provide indoor air quality testing in Toronto that includes the Analysis and Report of fungi (mold), bacteria (legionella, E.coli, salmonella, listeria…etc.), mycotoxins, endotoxins, allergens, pollen, radon and particulates in the air, swab, water, soil, asbestos, bulk, dust, wipe, food and consumer products.
To know more about our indoor air quality testing in Toronto you can get in touch with us at 647-490-8604 or [email protected]