about indoor air quality.
- The EPA has identified indoor
air quality as one of the five most urgent environmental risks
to public health.(7)
- The majority of all infections
and allergies are passed from one person to the other through
- The National Academy of Sciences
Institute of Medicine reports that exposure to indoor pollutants
is a key contributor to the asthma problem of this nation.(8)
- Today's tighter, better insulated
homes limit natural ventilation and trap indoor air contaminants
Indoor air quality is becoming
the homeowners' highest priority.
We spend over 90 percent of our
time indoors and according to the Environmental Protection Agency,
the air inside in our homes is up to 100 times more polluted than
outdoor air.(1) If too little outdoor
air enters a dwelling or office, microorganisms can collect to levels
that pose health and comfort problems. This problem can be especially
serious in the energy efficient homes built in the last twenty years.
These homes may not allow enough air changes, keeping contaminated
air in and fresh air out.