What are the effects of poor indoor air quality?
If you’ve been breathing in polluted air for days or weeks at a time, you might start to notice a dry throat or a cough. You might also feel short of breath, wheezy or have an itchy or runny nose.
If you’ve developed an allergy to something in your home, you’ll usually get itchy and runny eyes, a runny nose and inflamed, swollen sinuses. Breathing through your nose can be difficult too, and you might have a cough. If you have asthma, your symptoms might get worse if you have an allergic reaction to a pollutant in the air.
What causes poor indoor air quality?
Find out how cleaning products, heating and cooking, building materials and tobacco smoke can cause poor indoor air quality and what you can do about it.
Allergies in your home
Find out how you develop allergies to things in your home such as dust mites and pets.