Construction outside of your home can have a significant impact on indoor air quality (IAQ) by introducing a variety of pollutants and irritants into the air. Here are some ways construction outside of your home can affect IAQ:
- Particulate Matter: Construction activities such as excavation, demolition, and earthmoving can generate large amounts of dust and particulate matter. These particles can be carried into your home by the wind or through open windows and doors, leading to respiratory problems and other health issues.
- VOCs: Construction materials such as paints, adhesives, and solvents can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. These chemicals can be carried into your home and can cause respiratory irritation, headaches, and other health problems.
- Mold and Mildew: Construction activities such as roofing, siding, and foundation work can create moisture problems that can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. These organisms can release spores into the air, which can cause respiratory problems and other health issues.