Air Pollutants and Their Sources

POLLUTANT SOURCE
Asbestos Roofing, flooring, insulation, cement
Dust Mites Dust
Formaldehyde Tobacco smoke, carpet, upholstery, drapery fabric, furniture
Mold, Mildew, Bacteria  & Viruses Damp basements, walls and other areas where standing water is present
Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulfer Dioxide & Carbon Monoxide Fuel-burning appliances or fireplaces that are burning improperly or are not properly vented
Ozone Copy machines, other office equipment
Particulates Ash from fireplaces, dust, soil from outside
Pet Dander Household pets
Pollen Plants from outside
Radon Soil, rock, building materials
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) Household cleaners, pesticides, personal care products, paints, solvents
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