What House Problems Can Cause Sickness?

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There are many possible causes of human illnesses which can be caused by living in a sick house!

We recently performed an online survey asking over 500 homeowners to choose from a checklist of potential problems that they believe would indicate a "sick home".

This survey only included numbers from actual "homeowners" and did not include data from persons renting a home or apartment.

The top 5 indicators of a sick house by the surveyed homeowners are presented below in order of data reported:

  • Mold - People are more aware of mold related issues in the home than ever before. Mold growth may be prevelant in many homes and is found in over 50% of residential air conditioning coil plenums throughout the U.S.  Mold is believed to be found in the walls of over 84% of houses in the U.S. alone due to leaking window frames, door jambs and/or roofs. Other common areas to find mold growth in the typical house is the refrigerator condensation pan, shower or tub surfaces and window sills. Certain mold species are toxic and more likely to cause mold related health issues such as skin rashes, dust allergies, asthmatic episodes or respiratory distress. 
  • Household Dust - A house with extensive amounts of household dust is actually a very good indicator of poor indoor air quality in the home. This is because household dust may consist of many airborne contaminants known to cause allergies and asthma symptoms. Some of the most common contaminants found in "household dust" include insect parts, mold spores, bacteria particles, skin flakes, dustmite feces, pesticide residuals and food particles. The smaller the dust particle, the more likely it is to cause a health reaction such as upper respiratory distress, allergies or asthma.
  • Household Chemicals - Chemical residues from the use of household chemicals is a common cause of human illnesses in the home. Vapors or fumes produced when using chemical sprays or chemical aerosols is a very common complaint relating to acute coughing episodes. Most people are unaware that proper gloves and respirators should be worn when using many household chemical products which could prevent skin irritations and respiratory distress. In addition, the manner in which these chemicals are stored may also lead to creating sick house symptoms.
  • Pollen - Pollen particles found indoors are usually much smaller than those found outdoors since they are more likely to breakdown due to humidity changes. These smaller pollen particles are more likely to be breathed deep into the lung tissues and nasal cavities causing allergies and asthma symptoms in hyper-sensitive individuals. Persons sensitive to outdoor pollen should keep their windows and doors shut during the spring and fall seasons when pollen creation is most prevelant.
  • Radon - While radon gas may cause lung cancer in exposed individuals, it is not a common airborne contaminant in the typical U.S. home. The E.P.A. states that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.  Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year.  About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. However, this doesn't mean that radon may be found in your home. It is important to determine if your state or region believed to have higher concentrations of radon. Please refer to Radon Map for more information.

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