How serious is indoor air pollution?
According to the EPA, indoor atmosphere pollution on average is between 2 and 5 times greater than the surrounding outdoor pollution. The EPA lists it among the top 5 environmental health risks. According to the American Lung Association, 87% of American homeowners are unaware that pollution may be worse inside their homes than outdoors.
How can I improve indoor air quality?
Source Removal refers to the direct removal or elimination of the specific pollutants, such as toxic cleaners, air fresheners, hair spray, and paints or carpets that off gas toxic fumes.
Increased Ventilation simply means to increase the outside air entering your home. This can be achieved by opening windows and letting fresh air in to circulate. Turning on ceiling fans or the HVAC fan on residential systems circulates the air but does not introduce fresh air from outside.
Air Cleaning involves removing impurities by filtering the indoor air. Filtration systems, certain types of plants and the filter on your Heating and Air Conditioning system, all work to remove impurities. The filter on your heating and cooling system can play an important role in removing dust, pollen, mold and other pollutants from your indoor environment. Your choice in air filters will determine the filter’s effectiveness.
Now that you are aware that indoor air pollution is a common problem, you can take some very simple steps to improve the air you breathe inside your homes. The results can be quite dramatic.
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