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Sources of Clean Air and Bad Indoor Air Pollution

Posted on March 28, 2014
by Susana Escamilla

Yesterday’s blog was about how the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that 4.3 million deaths were due to indoor air pollution and the outdoor pollution impact was estimated at 3.7 million deaths. That means that air pollution killed 7 million individuals in 2012. It has become the worst environmental health problem globally. Sources of clean air should start in a home. Carlos Dora, the WHO’s public and environmental health coordinator states, “The air is shared resource. In order to breathe clean air, we have to have interventions in the areas that pollute the air.” Although, indoor air pollution has become a global problem there are still many individuals who may not know what sources can cause poor indoor air quality in their home. Not only the bad sources but also understand what are the good sources.

Examples of bad sources of Indoor Air Quality in a home are:

  • Asbestos
  • Pesticides and Cleaning Products
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Lead
  • Radon
  • Smoke (First and Second Hand Smoke)
  • Biological (Pollen and Pets)

Examples of good sources of Indoor Air Quality in a home are:

  • Ventilation
  • Plants
  • UV Lights
  • Electromagnetic Energy Cells
  • Filters
  • Vacuums

The Good and Bad of Indoor Air Quality

Knowing what causes indoor air pollution in your home can help you adjust the way you live to have a comfortable environment for yourself and your family. Check out yesterday’s blog written by Wendy that talks more about the alarming statistics of Indoor Air Pollution. If you need assistance in improving your indoor air quality, AirTek provides commercial and residential air duct cleaning and indoor air quality services. You may contact your local AirTek Office for additional information on the services we provide.

(Infographic Source: Visual.ly)

 

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