A Look at the Five Indoor Air Quality Categories as Defined by the EPA

Home renovations and new constructions are using better and more insulated materials than ever before. However, these same materials could also be causing poorer indoor air quality in San Francisco and around the country, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA. Watch the video for a more in-depth look at five indoor air quality concerns .

  1. Carbon monoxide, even in low doses, can cause headaches, fatigue, and dizziness.
  2. Microbial growths, like mold and bacteria, can cause asthma, headaches, and more severe health problems.
  3. Allergens, such as pollen and dust, can cause allergy symptoms.
  4. Infectious diseases, like colds or flus, can continually circle through a home’s HVAC system.
  5. Home remodeling materials, gases, and pesticides all fall under the toxic compounds category.

Homebuilders and renovators should strive for healthier home renovations by using healthier materials. They should also have professional air quality testing performed.