Here at MVP Environmental Solutions, Inc., we want to inform our followers and customers as much as possible on how to keep a healthy and happy home. In this post, we mention a few of the contaminants that can potentially damage your lungs. Such contaminants can be be invisible to the naked eye, so it is essential to tackle them and contain the problem early before you or your loved ones develop serious conditions and ailments.
Did you know that poor indoor air quality is one of the leading causes for lung cancer? Poor air quality also contributes to lung infections and other chronic diseases such as asthma. Minor conditions also include headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue.
Biological pollutants, such as mold, bacteria, viruses, pollen, animal dander, dust mites and cockroach particles all act as biological pollutants that can disrupt your home. These pollutants can cause infections, provoke allergic reactions and even trigger asthma attacks. It is critical to control moisture in the home and office environment to prevent mold growth and a developing dust mite population.
Asbestos is another serious and common air pollutant in the home. This is a flame-resistant mineral that produces microscopic fibers. When inhaled into the lungs, asbestosis can occur- a scarring of the lung tissue- as well as lung cancer and mesothelioma. People generally think that asbestos is banned. However, asbestos can commonly be found in homes built before the 1990?s, regardless if it is banned in 2014. It can be found in roofing, flooring, insulation, walls, pipes and heating equipment. Professional services are needed to remove source materials since the fibers can be easily released into the air once disturbed.
The American Lung Association recommends that the first line of defense against poor indoor air quality is to find the source of the pollutants and contain them before the situation gets out of control. Several different sources can combine to become a more serious and life-threatening problem altogether. We are available 24/7 to help you with your home and office needs.