Winter Brings Air Quality Challenges

Wintertime makes us want to lock the doors and hibernate like bears, especially on those extra cold Kansas City days. Unfortunately, lots of time staying cozy indoors could also mean breathing low quality air.

Sore, itchy eyes, a burning sensation in the nose and throat, headaches and even fatigue can be attributed to indoor air pollutants. For some, air pollutants create or worsen allergies, respiratory illnesses, heart disease, cancer and other serious long-term conditions. In a worse case scenario, carbon monoxide (an air pollutant) can cause death.