Allergies Caused by Dust in Air Ducts

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Indoor Air Pollution and Health According to the EPA:

Immediate Effects

Some health effects may show up shortly after a single exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutant. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable. Sometimes the treatment is simply eliminating the person’s exposure to the source of the pollution, if it can be identified. Soon after exposure to some indoor air pollutants, symptoms of some diseases such as asthma may show up, be aggravated or worsened.

Identifying Indoor Problems

Some health effects can be useful indicators of an indoor air quality problem, especially if they appear after a person moves to a new residence, remodels or refurnishes a home, or treats a home with pesticides. If you think that you have symptoms that may be related to your home environment, discuss them with your doctor or your local health department to see if they could be caused by indoor air pollution. You may also want to consult a board-certified allergist or an occupational medicine specialist for answers to your questions.

Cleaning your air ducts doesn’t mean it’s going to remedy your allergies completely but getting all the debris and junk from your air duct system out, can be the first step to a healthier living environment. A certified FRESHX professional can show you how much debris and junk you have inside your air vents.


Posted on August 22, 2017

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