People spend most of their time indoors and therefore some of the largest exposures to pollutants and allergens can occur indoors.
For some pollutants with indoor sources, the indoor concentrations can be up to five times higher than levels found outdoors.
Frequently, these exposures can go unnoticed, but these same exposures have been shown to be associated with a variety of negative health effects. There are many easy and affordable solutions to help improve indoor air quality.
Solution: Keep shower doors/curtains open to allow drying.
Solution: Use exhaust hood when cooking; ensure hood is vented to outdoors.
Solution: Store only the minimum amount of products that are needed. Store other products outside of the living area.
Solution: Avoid using chemical moth repellents if possible. Use a “green” dry cleaner that does not use polyethylene.
Solution: After installation, allow cabinets and flooring to off-gas and increase ventilation.
Solution: Use air purifiers to help reduce particulate, allergen and VOC levels.