Indoor Air Quality
The Air You Breathe Be Making You Sick?
Sure, people are more active in the '90's,
but just think about how much time we spend
indoors. At work, home, school, restaurants,
shopping centers. On average, we spend about 90
percent of our time indoors.
We also want our homes and office buildings to
be energy efficient to keep utility costs down.
But, in an effort to seal the air out, we are
also sealing the air in.
Did you know indoor air can be 2 to 5 times,
and sometimes100 times more polluted than outdoor
Research shows that indoor pollutants
such as dust mites, mold, mildew, animal dander,
insect waste and body parts (especially from cock
roaches), and tobacco smoke have been strongly
associated with increased respiratory illnesses
for people with asthma and allergies.
Biological pollutants like these promote poor
indoor air quality and may be a major cause of
days lost from work and school. In office
buildings, heating, cooling and ventilation
systems are frequent sources of biological
substances which, when inhaled, lead to breathing