What Contributes To Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Like humans, houses need to replace the air you’ve breathed with fresh air from outside. Having enough oxygen available makes a difference to basic human functioning. Multiple office place studies have shown speed and accuracy of workers increases with better ventilation.
However, ventilation does not just replace the carbon dioxide we exhale, it also serves to exhale the building’s own waste. Harmful gases are emitted from building materials including paint, plywood, particleboard and glues. Even the materials used in furniture can emit toxic gases.
In addition, mold, dust mites and nitrogen oxides can be released when cooking, not to mention cigarette smoking indoors. The condition SBS (Sick Building Sickness) caused by poor indoor air quality is a real problem.