The health effects of indoor air pollution should be a concern of everyone, but especially those with children. Kids inhale 50% more air per pound of body weight than adults, because they breathe faster. Plus, respiratory systems are still developing in children; therefore they are more susceptible to the health effects of indoor air pollution.
Asthma is a major health issue related to indoor air pollution. It is a growing concern among parents today. It’s estimated that about 20 million Americans have asthma, and 6.3 million of them are children. The largest growth in asthma cases is children under five. If you have children, you should be very aware of the health effects of indoor air pollution.
65 percent of asthma cases among elementary school-age kids could be prevented by controlling children’s’ exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and indoor allergens, according to a recent study.
Indoor air pollutants like ETS can cause higher incidences if sudden infant death syndrome, middle ear infections, lower respiratory infections, and can also slow the development of children’s lungs.
Because children are so susceptible to the health effects of indoor air pollution, you need to make sure your living environment is as clean and healthy as possible.
Once you know if something is wrong, you can take any necessary actions needed to ensure your family’s health. The majority of the time a small investment can go a long way towards making your home’s air safer.
Let us help you. Have a AirAdvice for Homes™ indoor air quality test done today in your home – it’s simple, easy, and is typically offered at low or no cost to you, the homeowner.
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