Airborne Particles

Many types of particles, such as smoke, pet dander, mold spores, and pollen can trigger asthma found inside the home. In addition, if certain chemicals attached to particles are inhaled on a regular basis, they may cause lung cancer.

Airborne particles include:

  • Allergens, such as dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold and dust. Allergens can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems and asthma attacks.
  • Biological particles, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. They can cause infectious and non-infectious diseases, such as colds, influenza, and respiratory infections.
  • Toxic particles, such as cigarette smoke, wood smoke, lead dust and asbestos.

AirAdvice indoor air quality tip:

  • Most homes have a number of airborne particles that can trigger asthma and allergies. The sources should be identified and removed to make sure your home’s air is clean and healthy.