Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later. Some health effects may show up shortly after a single exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutant. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.
Such immediate effects are usually short-term and sometimes the treatment is simply eliminating the person’s exposure to the source of the pollution. Soon after exposure to some indoor air pollutants, symptoms such as asthma, may show up, be aggravated or worsened.