Air Quality, Indoor Air Quality and Asthma

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Air Quality
Many children and adults in Chatham County suffer from health effects of polluted air. Air pollution is a major irritant that aggravates asthma. The air quality can change day to day or even hour to hour. The daily Air Quality Index (AQI) provides the health concerns for the different levels of air pollution and tells us how to protect our health when pollutants reach unhealthy levels. The AQI uses colors, numbers and a written explanation to describe the air quality status.

Triangle Air Quality Forecasts

Indoor Air Quality
Recently indoor air quality (IAQ) has become a major health concern for many people. As we go about our daily lives, we all are faced with risks to our health. Exposures to environmental pollutants pose certain health risks. Scientific evidence has indicated that the air within our homes and businesses can become polluted. As people spend more and more time indoors, the risks to our health increases. By educating the community, CCPHD hopes to help the people of Chatham County live in safe and healthy homes. For more information about indoor air quality, check out the link below:

US Environmental Protection Agency Indoor Air Quality

Epidemiology section of NC Public Health

Mold and Moisture in your home

Radon and your home

Asthma
Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening respiratory disease that affects the quality of life for millions of Americans. Although there is no cure for asthma yet, asthma can be controlled through medical treatment and management of environmental triggers. Chatham County residents should learn about asthma so that everyone knows what asthma is, how the environment can affect asthma patients and how to manage environmental asthma triggers.

US Environmental Protection Agency Asthma