According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors,where the concentrations of some pollutants are up to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations. Indoor air quality is considered one of the top five environmental risks to health!
When you consider the simple fact we spend far more time inside than out, it makes sense to seriously consider what the quality of our indoor air is like. To that end, we'll take a look at some contaminants that are common in indoor air, and what you can do about some of them.
Airborne particles, no matter how small, can represent a health hazard, particularly to those with conditions like asthma or seasonal allergies. Levels can vary from room to room, so it's best if you can sample the air in each space.
Here's a list of airborne solids provided by the EPA:
• Urine proteins
• Mold Inorganics (silicates, dust)