Particle pollution has a negative impact on your health, which is why we make it our mission to clean up the air so you can safely inhale.

Particle pollution also goes by the name of “particulate matter,” or PM. It is made up of particles of solids or liquids that are in the air. These particles include the following:

  • Dirt
  • Dust
  • Smoke
  • Soot
  • Drops of liquid

Some particles are big enough or appear dark enough to see, such as the ability to see smoke in the air. However, others are so small that they are naked to the human eye as they float in the air. At New York Indoor Air Quality Solution, we provide solutions for all of your air quality needs.

Where Does Particle Pollution Come From?

Particle pollution can come from two different kinds of sources. Those two sources are primary or secondary. Primary sources cause particle pollution on their own. Wood stoves and forest fires are two common examples of primary sources, since they are the ones producing the particle pollution.

Secondary sources let off gases that can form particles. Coal fires and power plants are two examples of common secondary sources.

Some other common sources of particle pollution can be either primary or secondary, such as trucks, cars, construction sites, and factories. All have the ability to produce particle pollution. The smoke for fires and the emissions from power plants, cars, trucks and industrial facilities all contain particles that pollute the air.

How Particle Pollution Impacts Your Health

Particle pollution has a negative impact on your health, which is why we make it our mission to clean up the air so you can safely inhale. Bigger air particles can irritate your eyes, nose and throat. And dust from roads, dry riverbeds, farms, mines and construction sites can also have an adverse effect on your health. However, the smaller, more fine particles are even more dangerous, because they can get into the deep part of your lungs and even into your blood. So if you live or work in an area that has particle pollution, then please make an effort to clean it up by getting in touch with New York Indoor Air Quality Solutions.

Particle pollution can impact anyone, too, but it may bother some people more than others. People most likely to experience health effects caused by particle pollution include:

  • older people
  • babies and children
  • people with heart or lung disease (such as asthma).

If you do have asthma, which many people do, then particle pollution can make your symptoms dramatically worse. When pollution levels are high, it is important to follow your asthma management plan. Particle pollution has been linked to the following issues:

  • lung and throat irritation
  • eye irritation
  • breathing problems
  • problems with babies at birth (such as low birth weight)
  • lung cancer

Particle Pollution & Heart Disease

If you have heart disease, then breathing in particle pollution can cause serious problems, like a heart attack. Other symptoms include:

  • feeling out of breath
  • being more tired than usual
  • chest pain or tightness
  • fast heartbeat

If you have any of these signs, then please contact your doctor. Let your doctor know if the symptoms get worse or last longer than usual. Also, reach out to us as we can help clean up the air and make it safer to breathe.

Let NYIAQ Protect You & Your Family

There is a lot you can do to protect you and your family from the health effects caused by particle pollution. You can start by looking at the Air Quality Index. The Air Quality Index, or AQI, tells you when air pollution is likely to reach levels that could be harmful. You can use the AQI as a tool to help you avoid particle pollution and keep breathing in healthy, clean air. There are apps to help track this, as well as checking in with the news who may discuss it.

When particle pollution levels are high, there are steps you can take to limit the amount of air you breathe in while you are outside. Here are a few ways you can take action and live a healthier life:

  • Avoid busy roads and highways where PM is usually worse due to the emissions from cars and trucks.
  • Try spending more time inside, where particle pollution levels are typically lower.
  • Choose easier outdoor activities, like walking instead of running, so you are not breathing as hard.

For the best indoor air quality solutions, turn to New York Indoor Air Quality today! We provide our air quality services for clients across Long Island, New York including working out east and in the following areas: Hampton Bays, West Hampton, South Hampton, East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor, Water Mill, Quogue and Amagansett. We are leaders in handling air quality issues for those who live on the East End of Long Island.

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