Think Indoor Air Pollution isn’t a problem? Think Again!

Jul 13, 2010 by

The answer may surprise you!

You might sniffle or have a scratchy throat or watery eyes. You might even think it’s a cold, hay fever, flu or a bad case of bronchitis. Then again, your not feeling well could be due to the fact that your home or workplace is making you sick.

After all, most of us spend up to 90 percent of our time indoors. And experts are voicing new concerns that indoor pollution in homes and workplaces might be more dangerous to our health than even outdoor air pollution.

While pollutant levels from individual sources may not pose a significant health risk by themselves, most homes harbor more than one source. There can be serious risks from the cumulative effects of these contaminants.

Your home may be teeming with allergens such as dust, dander, and pollens; carbon monoxide can escape from fireplaces and gas stoves; upholstered furniture houses live dust mites; and pesticides emit noxious gases into the air. Mold and bacteria often funnel through heating, ventilation, and cooling systems, and volatile organic chemicals seep out of paint and carpets. Even common household products like air fresheners and cleaning agents can release pollutants continuously.

Good housekeeping alone doesn’t solve the problem either, because contaminants are constantly being reintroduced. To be effective, you must deal with this around the clock. Cleaning up your indoor environment isn’t just for the chemically sensitive. It is for everyone who is healthy and wants to stay that way.

The bottom line is this:

If the air in your home or workplace isn’t safe, you’ll never be as healthy as you want. That’s why it’s not a matter of whether you need an air treatment system, but which one you should choose.

“Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems.”
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

“Dust mites in the air cause allergic reactions in an estimated 15 to 20 percent of the population, and have been linked to the development of childhood asthma.”
Professor Yogi Goswami,
Director University of Florida Solar Energy & Energy Conversion Laboratory

Think Clean Air. Think Airwise.

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