The Biggest Sources of Indoor Air Pollution


There are many pollutants in our indoor air, many of which can pose serious health risks to you and your family. With this in mind, it’s important to note what the biggest sources of indoor air pollution may be — that way, you can work to eradicate them as much as possible.

Here are some of the biggest sources of indoor air pollution:

  1. Secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke is one of the biggest pollutants imaginable. With any kind of tobacco smoking, there are various dangerous chemicals that linger in the air — that stay in the air long after the cigarette or cigar has been put out. By refraining from smoking or being exposed to smoke indoors, you
  2. Carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless…which makes it all the more dangerous. Some of the most common carbon monoxide sources are: gas stoves, wood stoves, chimneys, and furnaces. Too much carbon monoxide can leave you feeling tired or nauseous — and, it can even be fatal.
  3. Biological sources. Biological sources can include pet dander, mold and mildew growth, or insects — these are some of the biggest indoor air pollutants. Pollutants from biological sources can cause allergies to flare, skin irritations, nausea, headaches, breathing problems, fevers, and more. It’s important to reduce moisture growth, and to dust and vacuum, as regularly as possible if you want to avoid the deleterious effects of the biological sources of indoor air pollution.

Contact the Air Quality Experts at Robert B. Payne, Inc. Today

Do you have further questions about indoor air pollution, or need suggestions on how to improve your air quality? If so, it’s time to contact Robert B. Payne, Inc. today at 540-373-5876. Here at Robert B. Payne, Inc. we have a wealth of knowledge pertaining to air quality services. Our team is always more than happy to help answer your questions and offer our assistance.