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Sick-House Symptoms, and One Very Effective Solution

Most people are surprised to learn that indoor air pollution, on average, as twice as polluted as outdoor air.

That information comes to us from the Environmental Protection Agency which further states that indoor air pollutions can up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. By themselves, those numbers don’t mean much.  But when you consider that people spend up to 90% of their time indoors, there’s cause for concern.  In fact, health risks emanating from indoor air pollution are the worst for infants and the elderly.

To compound matters, recent improvement in indoor energy efficiency have actually worsened matters for people concerned with the quality of the air they breathe.  Tightly sealed homes constructed over the past couple of decades might have diminished the use of fossil fuels, but have wreaked havoc with Americans’ respiratory systems.

And that leads us neatly to sick house (or, sick building) syndrome, which refers to a number of ailments that stem from direct exposure to chemical toxins.

The more time you spend in well-sealed, poorly ventilated buildings that contain indoor air toxins, the more likely you are to feel its effects.

Symptoms of Sick House Exposure

Sick house syndrome can start with mild symptoms before blossoming into a full-blown illness.  And yet we often attribute feeling lousy to other causes, such as “Oh, I must have picked this up at the office” or, “everyone has it,” and so on.  In other words, if sick house syndrome is the unknown cause and you don’t even have it checked, then at best you’re treating only the symptoms, and not the cause.

So, anytime you experience any of the following symptoms, at least allow for the possibility that you could be feeling the effects of sick house syndrome:

  1. Nausea

  2. Headache

  3. Dizziness

  4. Fatigue

  5. Concentration difficulties

  6. Irritation of eye, nose & throat

How to Clean Your Indoor Air

The good news is that you don’t have to live with Sick House Syndrome, at least not inside your own home.  In fact, with a whole-house air filtration system from GBT Heating & Cooling, you can look forward to instant and long-last relief from the indoor air pollution.  An air filtration isn’t a cure, but it removes all the contaminants that can cause you to feel so poorly. For more information and an on-site indoor air quality analysis, contact us today.


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