Our homes contain many irritants both seen and unseen, which contribute to poor indoor, air quality. Invaders such as molds, bacteria, pollen, dust, and pet dander seem to be the most prevalent culprits. Often contributing to the development of chronic respiratory diseases as well as headaches, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue.
According to the American Lung Association, many homes also contain common chemicals such as Radon, Formaldehyde, Carbon monoxide, and many others. Often our favorite household items like pesticides, cleaning products, paints, and solvents may be sources of potentially harmful chemicals. These chemicals have been known to contribute to chronic health problems including lung cancer. [Continue reading]