Can Improving Your Indoor Air Quality Improve Your Babies’ Intelligence? Study links Indoor Air Quality and Intelligence

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns. (epa.gov)

In a study by the US Environmental Protection Agency titled “Monitoring and reducing exposure of infants to pollutants in house dust,” it was concluded that early contact with pollutants among the very young is associated with higher rates of chronic illness such as asthma, loss of intelligence, ADHD, and cancer in children and adults.

Since babies ingest more dust, they are up to ten times more vulnerable to indoor air pollution exposures commonly found in households such as pesticides, PAHs, Gram-negative bacteria, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, phthalates, phenols, and other EDCs, mutagens, and carcinogens.  Reducing infant exposures, at this critical time in their development, may reduce lifetime health costs, improve early learning, and increase adult productivity.

One recommendation to reduce infant exposure to duct and other pollutants was to use a HEPA air filter in your home.  Other recommendations included included using a vacuum cleaner with dirt finders and HEPA filtration, replace sheets with allergy control bedding covers, and use high-quality doormats.

The PureSept® Bypass HEPA Air Cleaner sold and installed by One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning is a true bypass High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter just like those used in hospitals, clean rooms and microchip manufacturing plants. The PureSept HEPA filtration system uses a unique combination of three filters to purify and scrub the air in your home. It works with any home HVAC system and provides the optimum air purification solution for those who suffer from allergies or asthma, while controlling smoke, pollen, dust, and other particulates.

If you are interested in HEPA Air Cleaners, or other Indoor Air Quality solutions, and would like to speak with an indoor air quality professional, please call (913) 380-0530