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Indoor Air Quality Epidemic

Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

So much for simply removing the sources of pollution. People shed more skin than just about any other animal. About 80% of what you see floating in a ray of sunshine entering your home is dead human skin, and we can only see about 10% of the airborne pollutants. As the primary food source for dust mites, each flake of skin hosts a multitude of them.

dust miteDust
Inside your home, about 40 pounds of dust is generated per 1,500 square feet per year. Each speck of dust serves as a mean of locomotion for about 40,000 dust mites and illness-causing bacteria and viruses.

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quotes.gif (201 bytes) Not only does the house always smell clean and fresh we find that there is considerably less dust than before.quotes2.GIF (178 bytes) - M. Demcho, Ohio

Carpet, Plywood, and other Construction Materials
The "new" smell associated with new carpet, newly painted walls, new home, remodeled room, etc. is actually the outgassing of the chemical solutions used to treat these products. Wood floors are better for the health than carpet, but carpet is much more affordable.

Mattresses and Furnishings
Treated with fire retardants and other chemicals, which add to the chemical vapors we breathe inside.

Pillows and Blankets
Dust mites comprise over 50% of the weight of the average pillow.

HVAC Systems
HVAC systems create a truly artificial environment, by stripping the air of the same natural elements that make the air in the mountains so invigorating and healthy. HVAC systems don't just take out the good elements, but they aslo add harmful elements to the air. Air ducts serves as a prime breeding ground for mold spores.

Household Cleaners/Aerosols, Insecticides, Pesticides
We literally poison the air we breathe with chemical fumes and toxins when we use these products. Out of the more than 600 active ingredients in these products, the EPA has reviewed only 4 for safety.
Household Cleaners

Moist things or humid environments

Mold spores, bacteria, and mildew thrive in dampened towels, wash cloths, and moist or humid areas.

Children in homes with high mold show persistent, cold-like symptoms - 300% more than the average.

Also, according to the Mayo Clinic, most cases of sinusitis is a result of indoor molds.

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Airborne animal dander (dried spit from the animal that breaks off the end of their hair and floats in air since they are so small) is a common trigger for allergies and asthma. Plus, the feces from your pet emits added contaminates into the air.

InsectInsects and other Bugs
Insects and bugs leave feces throughout the home, which ultimately end up in the air we breathe. In a recent study by the New England Journal of Medicine, more than half the homes tested in an extensive study had high levels of cockroaches. Children living in these homes were more than three times as likely to be hospitalized for asthma.

Food inside the refrigerator, or on the counter, serves as a breeding ground for bacteria and mold spores, which end up floating in the air we breathe.

Smoking in the home or vehicle leaves the air being breathed dense with cancer-causing toxins. Even by smoking outside, toxins from the 3600 chemicals emitted as a result of tabacco smoke cling to the clothing. Many of these toxins release themselves into the air once inside.

Children exposed to second-hand smoke are 50% more likely to die of sudden infant death, and suffer from asthma or upper respiratory disease.

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Other sources include perfumes, candles, sprain medications, wood-burning stoves, fireplaces, odors, chemicals from photography, ceramic glazes, oil paints, dusty closets, plastic shades, synthetic toys, moldy/dusty wallpaper, cosmetics, nail care products, scented candles, etc.

Traffic JamDon't forget vehicles.
Recent studies show that most people face their worst exposure to polluted air while inside their vehicle. Pollen builds up in your vehicle's a/c system. Plus, exhaust and gasoline fumes easily enter your vehicle, especially if your "fresh air" vent, or window is open. This can cause drowsiness, nausea, dizziness, headaches, and behavior problems.

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