Indoor Air Quality and Your Health

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By now, practically everyone knows that air pollution is a serious problem. Industries and governments have devoted a lot of time and effort to cleaning up the environment, with varying degrees of success. What isn't as well-known, however, is that air pollution isn't limited to the outdoors. As it turns out, indoor air quality can have just as much of an impact on our health as what we breathe outside. Even if we choose to stay inside all day in fear of environmental pollutants, we may succumb to health issues caused by indoor air pollution.

The air inside of a building is confined to a relatively small space. It also has little chance to circulate with the outside air, in many cases. This means that any contaminants can be trapped and concentrated in the air. Dust, mold and chemicals from household products all can lower the quality of the air inside a home. The effects these may have on our health range from short-term sniffles and sneezes to illnesses with long-term impacts, such as lung disease and even cancer.

Keeping our homes as livable and comfortable as possible means paying attention to indoor air quality. This checklist provides an overview of how the air inside can affect our health, common sources of indoor air pollution, and steps you can take to eliminate it.

Indoor Air Quality and Your Health was created by Grand Home Services

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Lisa Roth Collins is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and is the Marketing Manager at NaturallySavvy.com. She is passionate about health and wellness and tries her best to make healthier choices every day for herself and her family. Her journey to natural health was driven by her own struggles with digestive discomfort, depression, and anxiety. Lisa returned to school in 2014 to study nutrition at the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition. She threw herself into her studies so she could learn as much as she could to help herself feel better and thrive. Upon completing the program and being certified as an RHN, Lisa began her work at Naturally Savvy where she has been able to help so many people learn to make healthier choices for themselves. Through her work, she has connected with so many incredible people in the industry whether other authors, influencers, or brands. Plus, she is affectionately known as "Techie Spice" because of her ability to wrap her head around technology. Every day she gets up with a renewed sense of energy and ready to make a difference. You can read all of Lisa's content here. In her spare time, Lisa loves to try new recipes, make delicious and nourishing meals, and she is an avid reader. For more information about Lisa, check out her profile on here.