The Healthy Indoor Air Checklist
Check more than one and it’s time to find out what’s in your air.
Unhealthy indoor air is often undetectable by smell. It’s usually caused by normal everyday consumer items. The good news is that it can often be easily remedied, once you know what’s in your air.
We’ve compiled a checklist below that works as a general guide of leading causes that can help determine whether or not you should check the air in your home. If you check more than one then the chances that your indoor air quality could adversely affect your health increase substantially. Finding out what’s in your air is the first step in making it healthy, and it’s no longer a prohibitively expensive thing to do.
- Does anyone in your family experience itchy eyes, headaches, or respiratory symptoms at home and feel better when they are away?
- Are you in a multi-unit residential building (flats, apartment, etc.)?
- Do you have pets?
- Have you purchased any new home furnishings in the last year?
- Have you completed any redecoration or home refurbishments in the last year?
- Do you have an attached garage?
- Does anyone smoke in your home?
- Do you use cleaning products in your home?
- Do you use personal care products such as soaps, deodorant, lotions, perfumes, hair dyes, nail care supplies and oral hygiene products?
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