What Are The Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

May 13, 2020

Indoor air quality is often worse than that of the air outdoors. In fact, it’s often much worse. Here are some of the air pollutants that may be in your home.


Mold is a type of fungi that grows in moist conditions. It’s most common in bathrooms and kitchens, but in the right conditions, mold can grow anywhere in your house. For example, if you have a stack of cardboard boxes in the basement, that’s a place where mold could thrive in the right conditions.

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Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that exists virtually everywhere. It’s produced as underground uranium breaks down. According to recent studies, dangerous levels of radon exist in one out of every 15 houses in the United States. It’s estimated that about 21,000 people in this country die from radon-related lung cancer annually.


This is a group of minerals that occur naturally. Asbestos was routinely used in building materials until the early 1970s, and when it’s disturbed, it can cause lung cancer and other health issues. If you have an older home that contains asbestos, you need to leave it alone until it can be properly dealt with. Only professionals can remove materials with asbestos from your property.

Paints and VOCs

Household paint has many volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In a high enough concentration, VOCs can cause serious health issues. If you’ve ever had a headache after repainting a room, you now know why that happened. Most VOCs are released as paint dries, but not all of them. Some VOCs are associated with developing cancer.

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