The Immediate Effects

The most common of the immediate effects of indoor air pollution may be felt affecting your eyes, nose and throat; you may experience bad irritation, recurring headaches, fatigue and dizziness.  These are usually short-term in nature, and could easily be cured.

If Left Untreated

However, if left untreated or if the indoor air quality remains poor for a long time, chronic conditions like asthma and bronchitis and other respiratory diseases can develop. In addition, prolonged exposure to pollution can cause severe eye strain and, over time, affect your vision.

The effect of indoor pollution varies from person to person. Some people may show symptoms almost immediately after being exposed to the pollution. For others, the symptoms may occur after some time. The severity will also vary from person to person. However, just because symptoms are not visible in someone, it does not mean that their health is perfect.

The long-term effects

Years of constant exposure to poor quality indoor air can lead to respiratory diseases, coronary problems, cancer or other debilitating, or even fatal diseases. Living a few years in a home with poor indoor air quality can cause these conditions years after the family has moved to a new location.  Ongoing research has linked poor indoor air quality to an ever-increasing list of major health issues.