Children

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 … Continue reading

Tobacco Smoke

Most of you have heard of secondhand smoke, also known as Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS). You know it as the smoke exhaled by smokers. But there is also the smoke that is given off from the burning end of a … Continue reading

Chemical Sensitivity

Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a condition where a person suffers adverse physical reactions to even low-level exposure to common chemicals. Reported symptoms include sneezing, congestion, rashes, breathing problems, and even worse. It is highly debated whether multiple chemical sensitivity … Continue reading

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide, with the majority of its sufferers living in developed countries. Here are some lung cancer facts from the American Lung Association: Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both … Continue reading

Pulmonary Disorder

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is not actually a single disease, but a group of diseases that affects the lungs and causes breathing problems. It is a chronic condition with symptoms like breathlessness, consistent cough, … Continue reading

Sinusitis

Sinusitis is an inflammation or infection of the sinus cavities which are located behind the eyes and nose. It is extremely common with approximately 37 million cases in the U.S. each year. Common causes of sinusitis are viral or bacterial … Continue reading

New Home

Buying a new home is an exciting experience, but there are a lot of things to consider and indoor air quality should be at the top of your list. There are many sources of indoor air pollution in any home. … Continue reading

Asthma

Many groups are especially susceptible to the health effects of indoor pollution. These include infants and the elderly, those with heart and lung diseases, people with asthma, and individuals who have developed extreme sensitivity to chemicals. Unfortunately, these are the people who … Continue reading

Pollution

Many groups are especially susceptible to the health effects of indoor pollution. These include infants and the elderly, those with heart and lung diseases, people with asthma, and individuals who have developed extreme sensitivity to chemicals. Unfortunately, these are the people who … Continue reading

Allergy

Indoor allergens are airborne particles inside the home that cause allergic reactions, and they often provoke or worsen asthma symptoms. It is estimated that over 42 million Americans suffer from allergies or asthma, and indoor allergens are a serious contributor … Continue reading