These are the kind of statistics that really make you catch your breath:
- Indoor air is said to be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air – and in some cases, it can be 100 times more polluted!
- Whether we are asleep, working, going to school or staying in for the evening, we spend about 90 percent of our time indoors.
- The EPA estimates that the home is the place where the average person gets 72 percent of his/her exposure to chemicals. In other words, nearly three-fourths of chemical exposure is taking place right at home.
So, poor indoor air quality can be a problem – and a big problem if anyone in your family has a sensitive respiratory system or is prone to allergies and asthma. But how do you know if it’s a problem at your house?
Well, you can start here. If you want to learn more about seeing, feeling and smelling the signs, take a look at this info, What Are Your Lungs Telling You About Your Home.