It’s common knowledge nowadays that indoor air quality is a serious health concern. Doctors and industry officials say that indoor air pollution is generally worse than outdoor. Respiratory problems, migraines and compromised immune systems are some of the risks here.
Surprisingly, it’s not just gas-powered appliances that can inject CO, NO2 and VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) into the air, it’s also building and finishing materials (among other sources). Insulation, flooring, finishes and adhesives all off-gas, and if they contain VOC’s, it can be harmful. Thankfully, the construction industry is becoming more aware. Low-VOC and no-VOC products that limit or prevent harmful off-gassing are becoming more popular.