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Inside pollutants and the effect on humans in homes

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 08:38

While many people think that they are immune to allergens and other harmful pollutants in the air when they are inside their home, it may be time to reconsider this notion, according to Food Consumer.

Poor air quality can lead to a variety of illnesses and diseases, even for people without any type of asthma or condition that affects breathing. There are a variety of symptoms that can arise when toxins are brought into the house by heating ducts and other vents, and eventually trapped inside of the premises, the news source reported.

Irritation of the eyes, nose and throat along with headaches, dizziness and fatigue are just some of the symptoms that can arise from the exposure to pollutants inside of a house, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Long-term effects and potential viral diseases can also be contracted by individuals who are exposed to unhealthy or clean air sources that are present in many homes. While there are many of these toxins in the outside air, when this occurs inside, the individual is trapped with these pollutants between four walls, the government agency noted.

Radiant heating systems help to eliminate this problem, as they can be installed in the floors of a house and provide warmth without exposing individuals to the toxins in the air that are created by heating ducts and vents.
 

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