Poor Indoor Air Quality Can Be Excellent Headache Trigger

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 General News
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ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 3 According to the NationalHeadache Foundation (NHF), the first week in June is Headache Awareness Week,and DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals, the nation's leading air duct cleaningbusiness, is advising consumers on the relationship between poor indoor airquality and headache triggers. According to the NHF and a report entitledIndoor Air Pollution, published by the American Lung Association (ALA), theEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission,and the American Medical Association, the following are indoor air qualityissues that can be major headache triggers:

"As indoor air professionals, the DUCTZ family sees it as our duty to gobeyond HVAC reconditioning and restoration to look out for the overallwell-being of our customers," said John Rotche, President of DUCTZ. "It isour hope that this advice will help the mission of National Headache AwarenessWeek, and help our customers avoid a potentially painful situation."

About DUCTZ:

DUCTZ, the nation's largest heating, ventilation and air conditioningrestoration business, was ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as the number onefranchise in their category and the 13th top new franchise for 2008.Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, DUCTZ has over one hundred locationsnationwide. From natural disasters and environmental emergencies toresidential air duct cleaning, America depends on DUCTZ for indoor airquality. DUCTZ is a member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association.For more information, or to schedule service, call 877.DUCTZ.USA(877.382.8987) or visit online at www.ductz.com.1. Carbon Monoxide exposure: When a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is not functioning properly, it can leak Carbon Monoxide in to the residence, which can cause headaches among other symptoms. DUCTZ recommends having your HVAC system inspected annually. 2. Environmental Tobacco Smoke: A complex concoction of over 4000 chemicals, many being toxic, environmental tobacco smoke can wreak havoc on the health of those who experience frequent exposure. Contrary to popular belief, ventilating a smoking area with common methods such as opening a window does not remove the dangerous carcinogens from the air. The best way to prevent tobacco smoke from triggering a headache or causing any of the other ill side-effects is to avoid exposure, and to insist that smoking be done outdoors. 3. Sick Building Syndrome (SBS): Common in office and apartment buildings, SBS refers to the situation in which the population of a building shares similar symptoms, and experiences the alleviation of symptoms upon removal from the shared environment. A contaminated HVAC system can be a contributor to this situation, and one of the chief physical complaints is headaches. If you suspect SBS in your office or apartment building, contact your building manager promptly.

SOURCE DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals

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