The Air You Breathe – Every moment, Every day – Directly affects you and your family’s health.
Nearly 75% of Americans live with someone who has allergies, asthma, emphysema, or another respiratory illness. Improving indoor air quality (IAQ) can help. Be aware – Inside air may be two to five times more polluted than outside air – sometimes even as high as 100 times more polluted. Indoor air pollution is now considered one of the country’s top five urgent environmental risks to public health. Most Americans spend over 90% of their time indoors.
Indoor Air Pollution Can Trigger ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES:
- Garage: Carbon monoxide, paints, solvents
- Attic: asbestos, dust, formaldehyde
- Bedrooms: Dust mites, pet dander
- Kitchen: chemicals, smoke, carbon dioxide
- Bathrooms: Mildew, bacteria, viruses, cleansers
- Yard: pollen, herbicides, pesticides
- Living Areas: tobacco smoke, carpeting, furniture
Today’s tightly sealed and energy-efficient homes save money and are better for the environment. But most are not properly equipped to filter and purify the constantly recirculated air. Even “leaky” older homes can accumulate high concentrations of pollutants, as well as exhibit other indoor air quality problems such as dampness, stuffiness, fumes, or dryness.
Almost every aspect of home life can generate indoor air pollution. Cooking, cleaning, furniture, paint, and pets are just a few of the many culprits. When trapped and recirculated within the home, airborne pollutants accumulate through time.
Who’s at risk. Children and the elderly are most at risk from poor indoor air quality (IAQ), as well as anyone suffering asthma, allergies, or other respiratory diseases. But even healthy adults can experience adverse symptoms with as little as a single exposure to polluted indoor air:
- Sore or scratchy throat
- Nasal irritation
- Dry, red, or watering eyes
You can take control. Find out if your home’s air is polluted with a simple, easy third-party diagnostic test called the AirAdvice Indoor Air Analysis. You’ll get a full-color report that lets you “see” what’s in your home’s air. The report also suggests ways to solve your indoor air problems