Whether you live in an apartment, town home or single-family home, it is necessary to protect and improve your indoor air quality. Indoor issues exist in your home that cause health related illness including volatile organic compounds, particulate matter, formaldehyde, mold, allergens, fiberglass, carbon monoxide, bacteria and water quality.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a large group of carbon-based chemicals that can cause illness to occupants. VOCs are emitted into indoor air from building materials, furnishings, cleaning compounds, office equipment, personal care products and air fresheners.
Formaldehyde is another volatile organic compound that is commonly found in the environment and in consumer products including furniture products, wood flooring and carpets. Exposure to formaldehyde occurs by breathing contaminated air indoors.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines PM as particulate matter also called particle pollution. Once inhaled, particles can affect the heart and lungs cause serious health effects.
Mold spores exist in household dust and when inhaled can cause allergic and respiratory issues.