INDOOR AIR POLLUTION
Air pollution contributes to lung disease, including respiratory tract infections, asthma, and lung cancer. Lung disease claims close to 335,000 lives in America every year and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Over the last decade, the death rate for lung disease has risen faster than for almost any other major disease.
Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. In addition, it can cause headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue. People who already have respiratory diseases are at greater risk.
Biological pollutants, including molds, bacteria, viruses, pollen, dust mites, and animal dander promote poor indoor air quality and may be a major cause of days lost from work and school. In office buildings, heating, cooling, and ventilation systems are frequent sources of biological substances that are inhaled, leading to breathing problems.
Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) also called “secondhand smoke,” a major indoor air pollutant, contains about 4,000 chemicals, including 200 known poisons, such as formaldehyde and carbon monoxide, as well as 43 carcinogens.
ETS causes an estimated 3,000 lung cancer deaths and 35,000 to 60,000 heart disease deaths in non-smokers, as well as 150,000 to 300,000 cases of lower respiratory tract infections in children under 18 months of age each year.
Formaldehyde is a common chemical, found primarily in adhesive or bonding agents for many materials found in households and offices, including carpets, upholstery, particle board, and plywood paneling. The release of formaldehyde into the air may cause health problems, such as coughing; eye, nose, and throat irritation; skin rashes, headaches, and dizziness.
Household cleaning agents, personal care products, pesticides, paints, hobby products, and solvents may be sources of hundreds of potentially harmful chemicals. Such components in many household and personal care products can cause dizziness, nausea, allergic reactions, eye/skin/respiratory tract irritation, and cancer.
Indoor air pollution is a disease of modern architecture. Soaring energy costs, increased conservation efforts and new construction technologies have each contributed to why and how we seal outside air out and inside air in, with deadly precision. Most homes are 4 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside, even in areas where factories are all around. Accord ing to the EPA, indoor air pollution is considered one of America’s #1 environmental health concerns.
When it comes to the air that we breathe, we would be safer in the wilderness.
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Living air has been scientifically proven to eliminate odors, smoke and even secondhand tobacco smoke. It literally knocks all the pollutants out of the air giving you and your family a safe environment or safe zone to live in.
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