Is your home
or office hazardous
“Indoor pollution sources that release gases or
particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality
— U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
“Dust mites in the air cause allergic
reactions in an estimated 15 to 20
percent of the population,
and have been linked to the development of childhood
Professor Yogi Goswami,
Director University of Florida Solar
Energy & Energy Conversion Laboratory
might sniffle or have a scratchy throat or watery eyes. You might even
think it’s a cold, hay fever, flu or a bad case of bronchitis. Then again,
your not feeling well could be simply that your home or workplace is sick
and it’s making you sick.
all, most of us spend up to 90 percent of our time indoors.
are voicing new concerns that indoor pollution in homes and workplaces
might be more dangerous to our health than even outdoor air pollution.
While pollutant levels from individual sources may not pose a significant
health risk by themselves, most homes harbor more than one source. There
can be serious risks from the cumulative effects of these contaminants.
home may be teeming with allergens...
...such as dust, dander, and pollens;
carbon monoxide can escape from fireplaces and gas stoves; upholstered
furniture houses live dust mites; and pesticides emit noxious gases into
the air. Mold and bacteria often funnel through heating, ventilation, and
cooling systems, and volatile organic chemicals seep out of paint and
carpets. Even common household products like air fresheners and cleaning
agents can release pollutants continuously.
housekeeping alone doesn’t solve the problem either, because contaminants
are constantly being reintroduced.
To be effective, you must deal with
this around the clock. Cleaning up your indoor environment isn’t just for
the chemically sensitive. It is for everyone who is healthy and wants to
stay that way.
bottom line is this:
if the air in your home or workplace isn’t safe,
you’ll never be as healthy as you want. That’s why it’s not a matter of
whether you need an air treatment system, but which one you should