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A Room By Room Break Down Of Air Quality Concerns In Your Home

By John Markus on March 06, 2012

Your home should be a safe and healthy environment for you and your family. Most people are educated about home safety and take the proper steps to ensure that they make all home improvements and perform regular maintenance like changing the batteries in smoke detectors and teaching kids about fire safety. There is one house hold danger that people often overlook. Your indoor air quality can be drastically affected by factors you may not be aware of. Having a firm understanding of the major causes of indoor air pollution can help you to ensure the rooms in your home are all protected against unwanted contaminants. Here is a room by room breakdown of some of the most common in home air pollutants and how to avoid introducing them into your home.

The living room is the room where many families spend the majority of their time. Many living rooms are a place to watch TV, play games, chat with family and friends, and since the invention of television more and more families are having dinner in the family room as well. Some of the main feature of a family room that makes it inviting also can lead to unwanted air pollution. In many homes, a fireplace, wood stove, or gas burning stove, provide heat and a beautiful architectural feature in the room. These fireplaces produce smoke and release other gases that can be harmful to your health. It is important to ensure that your living room is properly ventilated to prevent dangerous gases from building up in your living room and causing respiratory problems for you and your family. Carpet is popular flooring in many living rooms because it is soft and inviting to sit upon. While this is true, carpet can trap dust and other particulate matter that can be highly irritating to people with allergies or asthma.

Bedrooms are a hot bed of particulate and microscopic allergens. Dust mites thrive in mattresses and other bedding or stuffed animals. When possible you should vacuum you mattresses, drapes, and other cloth items. To remove dust mites from children's toys you can wash them and put them in the dryer for a short time. If you have pets and your family suffers from pet allergies, make your bed rooms a pet free zone and install air filtration systems in all of the rooms in your home.

Bathrooms and kitchens present a few unique problems. The moisture level in these rooms and the use of appliances can be responsible for two of the most dangerous types of air pollution. Carbon Monoxide is produced when gas burning appliances malfunction and some of the gas is not completely burned. This gas can be deadly to humans. You should make sure that any room with an appliance is properly ventilated and that you have carbon monoxide detectors installed. Mold is the second problem that can develop in kitchens and bathrooms, especially bathrooms. Mold develops when warm, moist conditions foster its growth. Many molds cause respiratory problems and some molds called black mold produce mold spores that have been linked to cases of lung cancer. Ventilation and air filtration are both important to reducing the chance that mold will grow in your home. Also, you should check the pipes and seals in your home to ensure you are controlling the amount of moisture introduced into your homes air.

Keeping the air in your home clean is important to the health of your family. Use these tips to help you identify problem areas in your home and take steps to improve them.

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Original article published on SooperArticles.com

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