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    Do you think outdoor air adversely impacts our health?

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  • Do you think outdoor air adversely impacts our health?

    May 22, 2011

    Well, the EPA claims that indoor air quality is 2-5 times more polluted as compared to the outdoor air!

    There are two major factors that impact indoor atmosphere – air circulation and moisture levels.
    According to the ALA, the most effective way of maintaining clean and healthy indoor air is to eliminate the sources of air pollution, such as cigarette smoke and chemicals. Here are the other air filtration techniques suggested by ALA:

    Regular maintenance of air conditioners or dehumidifiers:

    Asthma is a leading chronic illness that plagues most American children. The problem is generally triggered by dust particles, and leaks and drips that encourage the growth of mites and molds. Cleaning the AC or dehumidifier filter at least once a month can go a long way in keeping your home free of contaminants.

    Proper ventilation:

    Proper ventilation is a must for improving the indoor air quality. High moisture levels can increase dampness and the growth and spread of mold and mildew, which threaten to damage the walls and furniture as well as health. Even regular household activities, such as cooking, bathing and breathing, produce vapors.

    Tips to help the humidity level below 50%:

    1. Install exhaust fans in bathroom
    2. Remove mold-damaged item
    3. Fix all leaks