From EPA Report on Indoor Air Quality – June 2018
- Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors,1 where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.2
- In a single year, a 6-room house collects an average of 40 pounds of dust which can be laced with up to 45 toxic chemicals.
- Asthma is the leading chronic disease in children, accounting for 14.2 million doctor visits and 1.8 million emergency room visits each year.
- 28% of American homes are rated as unhealthy report problems with mold, mildew, and/or rot.
- People who are often most susceptible to the adverse effects of pollution (e.g., the very young, older adults, people with cardiovascular or respiratory disease) tend to spend even more time indoors.3
- Indoor concentrations of some pollutants have increased in recent decades due to such factors as energy-efficient building construction (when it lacks sufficient mechanical ventilation to ensure adequate air exchange) and increased use of synthetic building materials, furnishings, personal care products, pesticides, and household cleaners.
- Air Conditioning Systems can become contaminated and perpetuate the spread of contaminants throughout the home or office.
- Women who work from home every day have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than those who work outside the home.
From this recent EPA report, it is very obvious that every resident should take the quality of their indoor air very seriously.
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