What Are Your Top Five Indoor Air Quality Facts?
- The EPA views indoor air quality as one of the most dangerous public health risks.
- Indoor air quality can be between two and five times worse than outdoor air quality.
- Common pollutants found indoors include pollen, mold, carbon monoxide, dust mites, radon, carbon dioxide and chemical fumes. Such pollutants can contribute to respiratory tract infections, lung disease, asthma and lung cancer.
- Poor indoor air quality impacts individuals and homes across the world, from dense urban areas to rural towns.
- To prevent poor indoor air quality, remove sources of pollutants, clean the air, change air filters and increase ventilation.