When Poor Air Quality Means Poor Health: The Signs to Watch For

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While you already know that good air quality is essential in making sure that everyone in your family stays healthy, you might not actually know when the air quality is poor. While seasonal air quality checks are a wise idea, you should also watch our for poor air quality indicators from your own body. Here are the health signs that you need to watch out for. 

You Have More Frequent Respiratory Tract Problems

Respiratory problems are one of the most obvious signs of poor air quality in the home. Some issues that may be connected to air quality can include: 

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Cough
  • Sneezing
  • Watery Eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Nosebleeds
  • Stuffy nose

If you've noticed that respiratory issues like those listed above have increased, make note of exactly when and where the problem occurs. For example, do you seem to have a chronically leaky nose whilst in the home, but then tend to feel fine at work? The odds are good that something in your home—like poor air quality—is causing or at least contributing to the problem. Whenever you have an increase in respiratory issues—and especially if those issues seem to happen mainly at home—have your air quality checked by an air quality services expert straight away.

You Have New Virus Like Symptoms

Many people assume that they're suffering from the flu or another virus if they suddenly develop new symptoms, but the problem may actually be caused by poor air quality. When mould spores or other contaminants get into your air supply, you may exhibit symptoms including the following. 

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Sudden skin rash
  • Fever
  • Breathing problems
  • Chills
  • Extreme exhaustion
  • Headaches
  • Pain all over your body

​You may have multiple symptoms at once, and those symptoms can become severe enough to impact your quality of life significantly. When you're dealing with symptoms like those listed above and there's not a clear cause, ask your doctor whether poor air quality could be the culprit. Whilst you can get treatment for these symptoms, you won't be well again until you remedy the air quality problem in your home. An air quality consulting company can perform a complete evaluation of your home to find even the most difficult to identify causes of poor air quality so that the problem can be corrected straight away. 

If your body is telling you that your home might have an air quality problem, don't ignore it. Your long term health and wellness depends on having a clean environment, so this is the ideal time to have your home's air quality evaluated. 

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