Office Health: Hazards - Indoor Air Pollution
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Indoor air quality can be a severe health and safety problem if there is an unforeseen problem. Ventilation is an important issue for constructing buildings. Often buildings are constructed air tight, and that can lead to many problems for the future. It is important for fresh air to be able to enter buildings.
There are several causes of indoor pollution. Radon is a silent danger that is found under the construction of a house or in building materials. Other causes of indoor air pollution include tobacco smoke, space heaters, wood stoves, and mold. Maintaining the right temperature is important to prevent indoor air pollution. Silent factors such as bacteria, mold, household cleaners, asbestos, and dust mites all contribute to indoor air pollution.
Once the indoor pollution problem is recognized, it should be remedied as soon as possible. Air ducts should be cleaned in buildings to help allergens and dust mites. Eliminate all mold sources. All household cleaners should be kept in a well ventilated area. Only buy cleaners that contain reduced amounts of fragrance, VOCs and flammable components. Green cleaning products are the choice of many who are trying to cut down on indoor air pollution. Keep windows and doors open when using household cleaning products to help ventilation. Below is more information about indoor air pollution and how to prevent and improve it
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