Indoor Air Pollutants
According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), studies of exposure to air pollutants show that indoor levels may be two to five times – and in some instances, as many as 100 times – higher than outdoor pollutants. Americans spend an estimated 90 percent of their time indoors, thereby ranking indoor pollution among the top five environmental risks to our health.
Although it goes without saying, fresh air is a requirement for a healthy environment. Without a continuous supply of oxygen, the emissions from building materials, occupants and indoor activities are concentrated in the air we breathe. Constant exposure to these indoor contaminants such as airborne viruses, radon, formaldehyde and other pollutants can impact our health and productivity.
The most common complaints include asthma, humidity, stuffiness, tiredness, low productivity, low morale and dry skin and mouth. Fortunately, these can all be avoided with proper ventilation!