Answers to Common Healthy Homes Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about healthy homes.

What effect does poor indoor air quality have on someone’s health?

Poor indoor air quality can cause health problems, including lung cancer, infections, and chronic lung diseases like asthma, according to the American Lung AssociationOff Site Icon (ALA). Other health issues poor indoor air quality can cause, according to the ALA, include:

  • allergic symptoms
  • coughing
  • dizziness
  • dry eyes
  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • increased risk of lung disease
  • nasal congestion
  • nausea

While some symptoms of poor indoor air quality are fairly immediate, other symptoms develop and cause problems over time, according to the ALA. Talk with your doctor for more information about how poor air quality can affect a person’s health.

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Source: Ann DeClue, MD, Ann DeClue MD; Joseph Leithold, MD, Woodcroft Family Practice; Jennifer Philpot, CNP, Stillwater Family Care; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine