Indoor Air Quality

Common Air Quality Problems
The most common indoor air quality concerns in Wisconsin homes are due to problems with chemicals, humidity, and temperature. One of the most deadly compounds that can build up in homes is carbon monoxide. In Wisconsin, deaths occur each year from carbon monoxide that builds up from faulty home heating. systems, idling vehicles and other sources. Other chemicals that are commonly found in homes include chemicals given off from carpets and wood products, and gases and particles from tobacco smoke. These chemicals can cause headaches and irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. People with asthma may be particularly sensitive to indoor air problems. Controlling temperature and humidity can help prevent the growth of mold and mildew that may cause breathing problems.

Common Health Problems
Common health problems related to indoor air quality problems include:
  • Dizziness
  • Eye Irritations
  • Headaches
  • Nasal Congestion/Runny Nose
  • Nausea
  • Respiratory Irritations
The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services webpage contains:
  • Air quality
  • Crime prevention
  • Drinking water
  • Electrical and fire safety
  • Food handling and housekeeping
  • Health tips for your home
  • Injury protection
  • Poison prevention
Helpful Links
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General Indoor Air Quality Information

Carbon Monoxide
Flooding
Mold
Asbestos