North American Precis Syndicate
To fight indoor pollution, you need to keep your air ducts clean. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Many people may be surprised to learn that some things used
to keep their homes looking good and feeling fresh—scented candles, air
fresheners, cleaning products, paint, furniture—actually
contribute to indoor air pollution.
These items—and many others—produce volatile organic compounds
(VOCs) which, the EPA says, can irritate skin,
eyes, noses and throats and cause headaches, nausea and dizziness. Extended
exposure, the EPA warns, can even cause asthma, liver, kidney and nervous
Fortunately, you can reduce your exposure. Here’s how:
• Improve your ventilation.
• Store products containing VOCs outdoors.
• Seal surfaces containing dangerous compounds.
• Keep your HVAC air ducts clean.
Indoor air gets pulled into the system and contaminants can build up in
the ductwork. Getting your air ducts properly cleaned can improve the
ventilation throughout your home and lessen the number of pollutants in the
air you breathe.
Be sure the duct cleaning company is a member of the National Air Duct
Cleaners Association (NADCA). They pledge to a Code of Conduct and clean
according to strict standards.
For further facts, see www.BreathingClean.com.
To find a NADCA member nearby, visit the Find a Professional Directory there.
“Polluted indoor air gets pulled into your home’s HVAC system and
contaminants can build up in the ductwork. Getting your air ducts properly
cleaned by a member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) can
help you breathe easier. http://bit.ly/2PgjLGz”
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