Indoor Air Quality and Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time of many changes. It is a time when expecting mothers absorb knowledge to secure the healthiest baby possible. There are a lot of good pieces of advice that future mothers should consider, especially the ones coming from their OB-GYN medical doctors. Pregnant women should pay a lot of attention to nutrition, a good night’s sleep, moderate physical activity, UV radiation, outdoor and indoor pollution, allergens, etc.
Indoor air pollution and Pregnancy
Poor quality of the indoor air can cause potential health implications. People often wonder how indoor air can be more polluted than indoor air filled with vehicle exhaust and allergens. Since the HVAC unit circulates/recycles the air, there is the potential threat that the air you breathe is not as clean as you think it is. It happens to be the case when your ducts aren’t clean enough. Also, the dirty filter doesn’t help either.Polluted indoor air coming from the vents may have various negative health consequences as
- preterm birth;
To prevent health issues, make sure you follow some pieces of advice.
- Schedule a regular HVAC cleaning;
- Change your filter at least once in three months;
- You can sleep in the AC room, but make sure you get enough fresh air during the day;
- Do not sleep right next to the AC to avoid headaches and dry eyes;
- Do not set the temperature to the lowest to avoid catching a cold.