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Allergies, Asthma, and IAQ: How Indoor Air Quality Effects Your Health

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Did you know that 1 in 5 people suffer from allergies or asthma?

What does this statistic have to do with indoor air quality? The 3 major triggers of allergy or asthma symptoms are: genetic predisposition (allergies run in the family), exposure to pet hair and dander, and poor levels of indoor air quality.

North Americans spent almost 90% of their time indoors and the air quality levels in our homes and workplaces are often well below the suggested levels for passable indoor air quality.

Review the When Allergies Attack infographic below. It focuses on the statistics of asthma and allergy sufferers; look at the number of sick days and healthcare costs associated with these health conditions.

If your office has poor indoor air quality levels then you should get it tested and corrected. And if your employees suffer from allergies and asthma then you should start an HVAC maintenance plan to ensure regular air filter changes to help keep your employees’ symptoms to a minimal.

Related articles:
Office Indoor Air Quality: Common Pollutants [Part 1]
Office Indoor Air Quality: HVAC Systems [Part 2]hvac heating cooling allergies
Office Indoor Air Quality: 5 Ways to Improve IAQ [Part 3]

Dave Morrison is the General Manager at Intelligent Comfort Solutions. He has over 20 years of experience in residential and commercial HVAC maintenance, repair, installation, and indoor air quality improvement. He prides himself on finding the best HVAC solution for your business, and building a lasting relationship that your business can depend on. Dave is known for his open and honest communication and his friendly top notch customer service.

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