Indoor Air Quality Explained Simply

This article talks about why it is important to look, in detail, at the state of the air quality in your home or workplace.

This infographic below, created by AFB, makes it easy for us to know what issues are connected with indoor air pollution and how poor air quality can affect our health.

This infographic lays out where indoor pollutants live, what the health risks are, how to take steps to mitigate against pollutants, and why it's important to think about the air quality in your home and workplace.

The topic of global warming, greenhouse gases and climate change is constantly reported on in the media and discussed often. It is certainly important to take steps to contribute to sustaining our world but no one person can make a dent in solving these grand issues. What we can do as individuals is to start small, within our own homes, to look more closely into what dangers are lurking and to make improvements one by one. 

Take a look at this infographic and then start examining the details. Are any of the health risks evident amongst any of my family members? What kind of ingredients are in my makeup that may be harmful? Did I ever have a radon test done in my basement? These questions will serve as a roadmap to improving the air quality in your homes and improving the health of you and your family.

Most people do not think about the air in their homes because it is not visible and not high on the priority list when it comes to the family budget. However, household air pollution is a serious matter responsible for 4.3 million premature deaths per year according to the World Health Organization. If we all spend a little more time and effort on this matter then more people will live longer and healthier lives. For you and your loved ones, what in this world today would be more important than this?

 Infographic Credit: Air Filter Buy

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