- Asthma and Allergies: Poor indoor air can contribute to asthma and allergy symptoms. Along with chemical irritants from industrial cleaners and air fresheners, common triggers include dust mites, mold, pet dander, and, of course, cigarette smoke.
- Headaches and Stomach Issues: Wondering what’s causing that stomach ache? The problem may not be your dinner, but your indoor air quality. Along with spurring headaches, air pollution has been linked to inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Doctors believe the problem occurs when dust and other particles enter the lungs before finding their way to the gut. If you’re suffering from digestive issues, your air freshener could be the cause.
- Birth Defects: Sadly, air fresheners and air pollution have also been linked to birth defects. According to recent studies, poor indoor air quality can lead to low birth weight babies as well as heart defects and prematurity.
Del-Air knows that our customers want a fresh-smelling house and that some use air fresheners to help solve the problem. In fact, we’ve even seen air fresheners that go directly inside the AC unit! Still, if you’re experiencing issues with air quality and freshness, it’s a good idea to talk to one of our air conditioning experts before attempting to solve the issue on your own. After all, many air fresheners contain chemicals that can cause serious health problems. Here are just a few issues that can result from overusing air fresheners and ignoring air pollution in the home: