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Beware--The Air You Breathe At Home Could Be Hazardous To Your Health
You may assume that air pollution is what is going on outside your home--smog, gas fumes, pollen, etc. A number of years back we heard about “sick building” syndrome where some employees got sick working in large windowless, ventilation poor office buildings. But you probably don't think of air pollution as something that’s found in your home. The truth is, that you are in far more danger from what you breathe inside your home than outside or at your workplace. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is not something most people think about when they are buying, selling or living in a home. The health consequences of not being mindful of the quality of the air that family members breathe inside the home are becoming more and more important.
May is Asthma Awareness Month. More than 20 Million people are affected by Asthma in the US. Rates have risen steadily over the last 30 years, particularly among children aged five to fourteen. And believe it or not, many of the environmental triggers are inside your home. Indoor air pollution sources release gases or particles into the air and are the primary sources of IAQ problems. Asthma can be triggered by things like mold on ... more
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