I wish we could embed this whole animated movie tour of the Indoor Air Quality house from the Environmental Protection Agency because it is really well done!
But I will give you some highlights–and a link to the video–so hold on.
The tour takes us from room to room in a typical home and points out the indoor air quality challenges in each one. For example:
The Living Room
We spend a lot of time in the living room, consuming entertainment and socializing. So do our pets, leaving hair and dander. We are also tempted to smoke in the living room and it is probably where our fireplace lives.
The EPA focuses on mold in the bathroom. I would add VOC’s from cleaning products.
Their main point in the bedroom is dust, but there can easily be VOC’s from carpeting and furniture polluting your air all night long as well.
This room harbors many of the indoor air hazards in the home. Carbon monoxide from gas stoves with inadequate ventilation ducts and fans, pesticides to kill ants or roaches, and here is where they consider the problem of VOC’s.
Don’t miss the animation in this informative tour. You won’t be likely to forget the ideas presented in this video and their importance to your indoor environment!
Wendy Stackhouse is the Online Community Manager for AirTek Indoor Air Solutions and our affiliate Alliance Environmental Group. We welcome your comments! For more news and tips or to ask questions of our experts, Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! For updates on environmental services like mold remediation, lead removal and pest control including bed bugs, Like us at Alliance Environmental on Facebook or follow Alliance on Twitter!