The Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality and The Impact on Those Inside

Recently, experts in the medical field - including CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta - have been drawing attention to problems associated with indoor air quality. Estimates show as many as 14 million American children attend public schools that have extremely poor indoor air quality.

Other news agency have been looking at the issue of indoor air quality as well, testing the air in many public places as well as those surrounding young children and infants such as a nursery. The results were staggering to many, and there is a reason: poor indoor air quality can lead to significant health risks.

Tips on improving indoor air quality include:

  • Choose unscented products when possible
  • Avoid purchasing pressed-wood products for your home and office. Pressed wood and wood composite materials are manufactured using strong glue that contain many chemicals.
  • Let all new furniture sit outside for at least one week to air out before bringing it in your home. The same is true of dry cleaning, unwrap it outdoors and let it air out for at least one hour before bringing it in your home.

For more tips on how to improve the indoor air quality of your home, contact the experts at Envirotex today!

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