The Impact of Household Air Quality on Your Health

By one estimate, modern citizens spend nearly 90% of their life indoors (at home or place of business). This abundance of time inside might seem like a relief to people living in crowded urban areas, but according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies, indoor air may contain between 2 and 100 times as many pollutants as comparable outdoor air. People living in rural settings should be equally as alarmed at the potential for decreased indoor air quality (IAQ).

Common causes of poor IAQ include mold, lead, secondhand smoke, pests & pesticides, radon, and other pollutants produced by certain building materials.

Check out this guide to make sure you’re aware of the causes, effects, and how to address these pollutants:

See a comprehensive graphic on how to improve IAQ at home here: