* Indoor air quality can be up to five times worse than outdoor air, which can have a very detrimental impact on your health. One study identified a total of 586 different chemical pollutants in the indoor air of 52 homes along the Arizona-Mexico border. * Poor indoor air quality can cause or exacerbate a number of common ailments, including asthma, allergies, headaches, memory loss, fatigue and depression. Long-term health effects from exposure to toxic airborne particles include heart disease, respiratory disease, reproductive disorders, sterility and even cancer. * Four major sources of indoor air pollution include pressed wood products, carpets, paints, and furnishings treated with flame-retardant chemicals, such as mattresses, upholstery, drapes and curtains. * The most effective way to improve your indoor air quality is to control or eliminate as many sources of pollution as you can by using a high-quality air purifier. There are a wide variety of devices on the market, and the technology is constantly being upgraded. At present, air purifiers using Photo Catalytic Oxidation (PCO) seems to be the best technology available. * More than 14 additional common-sense strategies are included that can help you improve the air quality in your home or office.
Post by Helen Dagner on Dec 26, 2011 23:54:38 GMT -5
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