Indoor air pollution affects everyone, even if you do not suffer from allergies and asthma. Studies have shown that poor air quality can cause a variety health issues. Symptoms may include fatigue, headaches, congestion, nausea, dizziness, and sneezing.
In today's homes, we may find airborne chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Some VOCs are known carcinogens and may be harmful in the long term and even in the short term. Other pollutants that may be harmful to health include biological contaminants like mold or bacteria. The EPA advises that you take initial steps to improve the quality of your indoor air. If you feel staying indoors makes you sick and that you feel better when you leave the room or go outside, you may have poor indoor air quality and could benefit from an air purifier.