Is your family protected?…Identify and Reduce Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Risk Factors.

If you or a member of your family has been experiencing headaches, sinus or respiratory irritation, it is very likely you are feeling the effects of allergies, according to doctors researching daily allergen count.

Breathing problems cannot only affect your child’s health, but it may also limit their participation in specific activities and worsen common cold and flu symptoms.

If you have never thought of screening your home or workplace, now is the time! If someone important to you suffers with allergies, chronic sinusitis, rhinitis, emphysema, asthma, a topic dermatitis or immune deficiencies, it is not only important but imperative.

Why is indoor air quality so difficult to detect? Because you can not see it. Bad smells are the first sign of a problem, but alone are not the only indicator of poor air quality. Every room that we live in collects not only exhaled carbon dioxide and moisture from people and objects, but also numerous toxic chemicals and biological pathogens that are dragged into our homes everyday through simple actions, like not removing shoes when entering. These toxins can enter the body through our nose, mouth, skin, mucous membranes and eyes all resulting in headaches, allergies, infections and other illnesses.

An expert on the health effects of indoor environments, who taught at Syracuse University, was amazed at the hazards to which Americans unwittingly subjected themselves and their families too. We meticulously decorate and furnish our home with paint & carpet that contain allergens and other materials that have volatile compounds (VOC’s). Then we close and lock our windows unknowingly creating a perfect gas chamber for our loved ones.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 1997 recommended the benefit of identifying and removing common allergens and making modifications to reduce the level of common allergens.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently stated that there is substantial evidence that damp, moldy environments are unhealthy. But before one can remove allergens and/or pollutants effectively, one most know at what levels they exist in our homes and the safest way to re-mediate them without causing greater exposure to our families. This is where a professional environmental consulting company can assist you in determining a clean up plan.

If you or your family has any of the above symptoms, it is time to call a professional and test your air quality to make sure you are providing the best possible air in our homes & offices.