Air Quality

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Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can have mild to severe effects on humans and animals. These effects can be (in order of severity):

  • Mild symptoms of Indoor Air Quality problems
  • Moderate symptoms of Indoor Air Quality problems
  • Severe symptoms of Indoor Air Quality problems

Indoor Air Quality symptoms

Mild symptoms of Indoor Air Quality problems

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Wheezing
  • Irritation of eyes, nose or throat
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Tiredness / fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing problems
  • Headaches
  • Illness
  • Upper respiratory congestion
  • Dust
  • Food spoilage
  • Mould
  • Blurred vision
  • Back / neck / hands / wrist / shoulders
  • Discomfort (gasses and smells)

Moderate symptoms of Indoor Air Quality problems

  • Rhinitis, nasal congestion (inflammation of the nose, runny nose)
  • Epistaxis (nose bleeds)
  • Dyspnea (difficulty of breathing or painful breathing)
  • Pharyngitis (sore throat), cough
  • Wheezing, worsening asthma

Severe symptoms of Indoor Air Quality problems

  • Severe lung disease
  • Conjunctival (eye) irritation
  • Rashes
  • Fever, chills
  • Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat, sometimes leading to shortness of breath)
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Lethargy, fatigue, malaise
  • Nausea, vomiting, anorexia
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Hearing loss
  • Thrombosis