Indoor Air Quality


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that indoor air quality involves the air that surrounds enclosed areas, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of people within that area. Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.

Common symptoms of short-term exposure:

  • Irritated eyes, nose, or throat
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness

Possible health effects from long-term exposure:

  • Respiratory diseases
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease

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Click here for a list of common health issues related to poor air quality in Wisconsin