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Summertime Air Quality Issues

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Summer weather can be harmful to your health due to air pollutants like ozone, mold, and moisture that are more prevalent both inside and outside than they are during cooler months. 

Sunny days, warm temperatures, and light winds don’t allow pollutants to be cleared from outside air. Instead, they encourage the formation of ozone, a leading air pollutant.  Ozone is the combination of volatile organic compounds and nitrous oxides, and is generally produced in factories, power plants, and vehicle emissions. When ozone is in higher concentrations outside, it is bound to make its way into your home. 

Ozone is dangerous due to how it affects the lungs: it causes inflammation and degradation in deep lung tissue and airways, making it difficult to breathe. On days when ozone is high, even healthy individuals with no respiratory problems can find it difficult to breathe. Ozone is especially dangerous to people who spend a great amount of time working outside: children, pregnant women, the elderly, and anyone with existing breathing problems like emphysema or asthma.

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The best way to reduce or eliminate ozone from your indoor air is to keep windows and doors shut during high ozone days and open them during windy days to bring clean air indoors. You can also use air cleaners, UV lamps, and air purifiers. If you use an air cleaner, ensure that it does not produce ozone. Some produce dangerous amounts while claiming to clean the air.  

Outdoor humidity and summer storms can carry damp air indoors, which can bring on asthma symptoms and encourages dust mite, mold, and mildew growth. Leaks in the roof, foundation, or crawlspace need to be fixed as quickly as possible to prevent moisture from sneaking inside. 

Keeping indoor air humidity in the desirable range of 30 to 50 percent is as easy as running your air conditioner regularly. You can also invest in a dehumidifier. Make sure to clean air conditioners and dehumidifiers regularly to prevent mildew growth. 

For more information on managing air quality, visitAJPerri.com– a family-operated business based in Tinton Falls, founded in 1971.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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