With the concerns over smog, car exhaust, dusty Fresno days and pollen, many people think that outside air is more polluted than indoor air. In fact, because outdoor air is cleared by breezes and rain and because pollutants can disperse into the atmosphere, outdoor air is cleaner than indoor air. Managing your indoor air pollution can make your home environment healthier.
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If You Think Indoor Air Isn’t as Polluted as Outdoor Air, Think AgainThursday, June 25th, 2015
5 Surprising Sources of Indoor Air PollutionTuesday, January 13th, 2015
Indoor air pollution can be a serious problem for homeowners, especially for those with young children. Knowing some of the most common sources of indoor air pollution, as well as regularly changing your air filter, can help improve indoor air quality. Some other things to look out for include:
Houseplants Are Nature’s Air PurifiersThursday, May 8th, 2014
As bad as the air quality may be outside your home, it can be even worse inside. The federal EPA estimates that indoor pollutant levels may be as much as two to five times higher than outdoors, which can pose a risk to your health and comfort. While there are a number of ways you can help to clean your indoor air, one of the easiest and most effective is by placing any or all of the following houseplants in your home, and letting nature do the work for you:
Poor Indoor Air Quality In Your Central California Home: Causes, Effects And RemediesThursday, November 15th, 2012
With winter just around the corner, your indoor air quality could suffer when you close up your home for cold weather. However, you can improve it by identifying the sources of air contaminants, taking steps to avoid the offending products and cleaning the air using proper filtration.
5 Unexpected Sources Of Indoor Air PollutionTuesday, July 31st, 2012
A tight home may be easier to cool or heat, but it’s possible that you’re breathing unhealthy air because less air is getting exchanged between inside and outside. In addition, the products you bring home may throw off gases that aren’t healthy, in either the short or long term. Many people don’t know that these five common products can contribute to poor air quality indoors: