Factors Influencing Indoor Air Quality
A few of the key factors in indoor air quality to consider around your home are:
- Household Chemicals
- Molds and Pollen
- Construction and Building Materials
Air Quality and Health
This infographic shows some of the factors that have an affect on air quality. Air quality is incredibly important. It can have an effect not only on the quality of our lives but on our health. This is one of the reasons we recommend using the finest filtration filters available for your home or vacuum.
Inhalable coarse particles or PM10 has the greatest health effect. These are particles that are less than 10 Microns in Diameter, and due to their size can easily pass into airways and the lungs. As a reference a human hair is 50-70 microns in diameter.
- death from respiratory and cardiovascular causes, including strokes;
- increased numbers of heart attacks, especially among the elderly and in people with heart conditions;
- increased hospitalization for cardiovascular disease, including strokes and congestive heart failure;
- increased breathing difficulty and need for asthma inhaler;
- hospitalization for asthma among children; and
- aggravated asthma attacks in children.
Cleaning: Shop Vacuums And Filters
When cleaning up with a shop vacuum or wet/dry vacuum it is always suggested to use a Fine Dust or HEPA media filter to reduce particles from returning to the environment. Further, a dust collection bag will reduce clouds of coarse particles from entering the air when the debris is emptied from the vac’s dust collection drum.
The below infographic will show these coarse particles in the dust cloud, but many other factors that have an effect of air quality.
Air Quality Infographic
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