Indoor Air Quality

Written by Norene Anderson
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Indoor air quality is something that everyone should take seriously. It is more than just unpleasant odors hanging around. The stale air can be harboring irritants to the nose, eyes, or throat. Mold and mildew can thrive when the relative humidity is above and below the 30 to 60 percent limits.

Cigarette smoke is a major offender to indoor air quality. Second hand smoke has been proven to have detrimental health effects. Cigarette smoke contains formaldehyde and other harmful chemicals. Dust, animal dander, pollen, and other allergens can cause serious problems for asthmatics or anyone suffering from allergies. The quality of the air inside the home should contribute to the good health of the individual and not take away from it.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Some basic guidelines can eliminate many of the sources for poor indoor air quality. Do not use chemicals in the home against the manufacturer's guidelines. Open windows when using odorous products and use fans to circulate fresh air. Use pest control methods without the use of chemicals. Smoke outdoors only.

Even with the best intentions, harmful pollutants are going to take up residence inside the home. That is why it is so important to have a top-quality air filtration system. The removal of particles and vapors provides clean air, and clean air promotes better health. Filters designed to eliminate particulates as small as 0.03 microns are the best for a wide spectrum of coverage.

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