Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor Air Pollution 

Signs And Symptoms Overview

indoor air pollution

Signs and Symptoms Environmental Tobacco Smoke Other Combustion Products Biological Pollutants Volatile Organics Heavy Metals
Rhinitis, nasal congestion Yes Yes Yes Yes NO
Epistaxis No No No Yes1 No
Pharyngitis, cough Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Wheezing, worsening asthma Yes Yes No Yes No
Dyspnea Yes2 No Yes No No
Severe lung disease No No No No No
Conjunctival irritation Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Headache or dizziness Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lethargy, fatigue, malaise No Yes4 Yes5 Yes Yes
Nausea, vomiting, anorexia No Yes4 Yes Yes Yes
Cognitive impairment, personality change No Yes4 No Yes Yes
Rashes No No Yes Yes Yes
Fever, chills No No Yes6 No Yes
Tachycardia No Yes4 No No Yes
Retinal hemorrhage No Yes4 No No No
Myalgia No No No Yes5 No
Hearing loss No No No Yes No

1.- Associated especially with formaldehyde.

2.- In asthma.

3.- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, Legionnaires’ Disease.

4.- Particularly associated with high CO levels.

5.- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, humidifier fever.

6.- With marked hypersensitivity reactions and Legionnaires’ Disease.

Thank You to The American Lung Association for this great chart…


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