Feeling Blue? Your IAQ Could Be the Culprit

Airborne contaminants in your Hurdle Mills, North Carolina, home can cause unpleasant physical symptoms like headaches, coughing, skin conditions, sinus congestion, lethargy, and shortness of breath. Poor indoor air quality can also make existing allergies and respiratory conditions worse. Scientists now believe that polluted indoor air can even cause memory loss, depression, and weight gain. Take control of your health by understanding the impact of IAQ and exploring other ways you can keep your indoor air clean.

Indoor Air Quality and Depression

In a 2017 study in Current Problems of Psychiatry, researchers found that eight out of ten IAQ studies showed “a significant correlation between long-term exposure to air pollution and depression.” Scientists hypothesize that airborne toxins cause an inflammatory response in the brain that’s linked to depression. A recent study at the Yale School of Public Health supported these findings when it discovered a significant correlation between higher levels of depression and increases in air pollution.

IAQ and Weight Gain

Another study published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology monitored two groups of rats. Half of the animals lived in an environment with clean indoor air, and the other half lived in an environment with polluted indoor air. The animals in the polluted environment gained weight. Whatever the psychological or physiological impact, the results led the team to believe IAQ played a role.

How Indoor Air Quality Products Can Help

Current indoor air quality products on the market include whole-house ventilators and sophisticated air filtration and air cleaning systems and UV lights that we install in your ductwork. Trane’s CleanEffects™ is an air cleaner that removes up to 99.9 percent of airborne contaminants. It uses patented air cleaning technology to remove particles including allergens, microbes, chemicals, gases, cooking grease and second-hand smoke.

To learn more about our air cleaning systems and to get help with choosing the right equipment for your home or business, call Regan & Son HVAC, Plumbing & Electric today at 336-542-5188. We’ll assess your needs and determine the right system based on your unique needs.

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