Research tells us that your indoor air quality is 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside. As we spend up to 90% of our time indoors it is important that the air we breathe at home is not harmful to our well-being. Sources of pollutants in our homes include by-products of combustion (wood burners, candles and cigarette smoke), cleaning products, mould spores, building materials and outside pollutants.
Poor indoor air quality can cause minor and short term issues, such as:
Eyes, nose and throat irritation
Loss of concentration
Feeling of general discomfort
Long term exposure to poor indoor air quality has been linked to more serious health conditions, such as:
Decreased lung function
Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases
Neurological changes linked to dementia
If you would like to understand more about the airborne challenges that face us in our everyday life, please take a few moments to watch this insightful video from Velux.
If you have any concerns about your own indoor environment please get in touch. We supply Awair indoor air quality monitors (£169 Inc. VAT) that can be linked to your smartphone.