Human lungs are protected by a series of defense mechanisims in different regions of the respiratory tract to protect against dusty air.
When a person inhales, particles suspended in the air enter the nose or mouth but not all of them will reach the lungs. The nose itself is a filter for large airborne particles, but over a prolonged period of time, dust particles can build up in the lungs and cause serious health risks.
The amount of dust and the types of particles involved determine how serious the lung injury will be. For instance, when silica particles are swallowed by the macrophages, they die and release a toxic substance. This substance can cause fibrous or scar tissue to form deep in the lungs. So much scar tissue can form that lung function can be greatly impaired.
With so much concern for clean air, hiring a professional cleaning company may be your best solution. By regularly cleaning the air ducts in your home, you can remove any build-ups of dust, any mold, and any allergens or pollen caught up in your vents. Considering how common dust piles are in air vents, in particular causing those with asthma additional hardships, a professional cleaning job can make the difference between comfort and misery in your household. Contact the Austin air duct cleaners of WOW Total Cleaning by calling 512-291-0048 to discuss your cleaning solution today.