Shocking Facts About Indoor Air Pollution

Posted on May 20th, 2016 by Devine Bros

Senior Man Wearing Air Filter Mask

Which do you think is cleaner: the air inside your home or the air outside?

It’s obviously the air inside your home. After all, we are constantly hearing about how polluted outdoor air is. Right?


Indoor air pollution is a very serious problem that isn’t getting as much attention as it deserves. If you don’t believe it, maybe some of these facts will change your mind:

  • The air in your home could be up to ten times more polluted than outdoor air. Unless you are making a conscious effort to maintain clean air in your home, it is probably polluted. In some cases, it could be 100x more polluted than the air outside!

  • Indoor air pollution has been linked to short- and long-term health effects. Short-term health effects can resemble allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, coughing, and headaches. Long-term effects are more serious and include lung cancer, heart disease, and COPD.

  • Sources of indoor air pollution are all around us. Everyday household products are contributing to your indoor air pollution, including some you think are safe.

  • The EPA named indoor air pollution as a Top 5 Risk to Public Health. If there was still any doubt in your mind, the extreme concern from the Environmental Protection Agency should clear it up.

  • Most people spend about 90% of their time indoors. To make these indoor air pollution statistics even more frightening, we are exposed to these dangers for up to 90% of our day.

How is the air quality in your home? If you live in Norwalk, Wesport, or New Canaan, Connecticut, call Devine Bros. for a free consultation at (203) 866-4421.

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