About Home Air Quality

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  • According to the EPA, the air inside your home may be 10 times more polluted than the air outside.

  • 28.9 million Americans live in counties where the outdoor air failed all three tests covered in the State of the Air report according to the PDF American Lung Association's State of the Air, 2010.

  • The American Lung Association has stated that nearly six out of ten Americans live in areas with unhealthy levels of air pollution.

  • Sick Building Syndrome, a worldwide phenomenon, results when chemical substances used in office construction are steadily released into the atmosphere from electronic equipment, carpeting, furniture and fittings.

  • Virus, fungus, bacteria and hundreds of other germs are carried in the air at all times. If inhaled into the lungs, germs can cause cold, flu, pneumonia and other respiratory infections. When these germs lodge in your lungs, your breathing can be disrupted and you can become ill. American Lung Association

  • Indoor air pollutants can cause asthma attacks, as well as itchy eyes, sneezing and runny nose. Radon and tobacco smoke can cause even more dangerous health effects, including lung cancer, according the American Lung Association.

  • Approximately 34.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma by a health professional during their lifetime according to the American Lung Association.

  • The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine estimates that 15 to 39 million people in the United States suffer with allergic disorders (AD) either seasonally or perennially and the chronic condition is responsible for approximately 9 to 10 million visits to physicians’ offices every year.

  • Strong new evidence suggests that air pollution emitted by power plants and vehicles across the U.S. raises the risk of lung disease, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.