It is estimated that most people spend about 90% of their time indoors. This includes time spent at work, school, and of course, at home. Because of the amount of time we spend inside, the quality of the air we breathe should be a major concern for all of us. In fact, indoor air pollution is something every home in America struggles with, and dealing with the issue isn’t getting any easier.
The EPA Ranks Indoor Air Pollution as a Top 5 Environmental Danger
Over the past several years, the Environmental Protection Agency has consistently ranked indoor air pollution as one of the most concerning environmental dangers we all face daily. This is primarily because the sources of pollution are everywhere in our home. In fact, the EPA estimates that our indoor air has nearly 5x as much pollutants than outdoor air. Some homes may even have 100x more pollutants.
The EPA has conducted several studies which prove that indoor air pollution is a problem for all types of homes regardless of where it is located. The most commonly discovered sources of indoor air pollution include combustion sources, building materials, chemical products, organic matter, and outdoor air pollution which makes its way indoors.