Asbestos, found in various materials used in building and construction, such as paints, coatings, ceilings, floors, and tiles.
Formaldehyde is a chemical that is widely used in the manufacture of paints and sealants. It is also a byproduct of combustion when cooking or smoking.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas and can be found underneath your home in bedrocks. In Florida, one in five homes tested has unacceptable radon levels above 4 pCi/L.
Tobacco smoke has over 7000 carcinogens, most of which are considered toxic and can lead to conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and lung cancer.
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Homes with fuel-burning appliances are more likely to have CO problems. Sources include gas stoves, ovens, and water heaters, motor vehicles, and generators.
Volatile Organic Compounds
VOCs are found in paints, sealants, wax, adhesives, and caulks, and long term exposure will cause difficulty in breathing.
This refers to microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi that infiltrate the indoor environment. They manifest as animal dander, cat saliva, dust, mites, insects, and pollen grains.
Pesticides are inherently toxic and are sold as sprays, sticks, powders, crystal balls, and foggers. Extreme exposure to them can lead to complications of the kidney, liver, and nervous systems.
Household cleaning and personal care products often contain chemicals will contribute to indoor air pollution.