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: