Indoor air contaminants

Learn about the different indoor air contaminants.

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What are indoor air contaminants?

Air contaminants are pollutants that are present in the air and can put your health at risk.

People that are more vulnerable to the health effects of air pollution include:

  • children
  • pregnant women
  • the elderly
  • those with heart and lung conditions

There are 3 main types of air pollutants.

  1. Biological pollutants from living organisms like:
  2. Chemical pollutants are gases, vapours and particles like:
  3. Radiological pollutants are radioactive substances
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