Indoor Air Pollutants and Health
Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of infections, lung cancer and chronic lung diseases such as asthma. People who already have lung disease are at greater risk. Find out what makes indoor air unhealthy and how pollution can hurt your body.
- Bacteria and viruses
- Building and paint products
- Carbon monoxide
- Cleaning supplies and household chemicals
- Dust mites and dust
- Floods and water damage
- Mold and dampness
- Nitrogen dioxide
- Pet dander
- Residential wood burning
- Secondhand smoke
- Volatile Organic Compounds
Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel. Last reviewed December 7, 2017.
Page Last Updated: June 19, 2018
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