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Indoor Air Pollution Facts



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What on earth are you breathing?! Is the air in your house safe? For decades there has been much talk and debate about outdoor air pollutants like combustion engines, smoke from burning dry waste lands and chemical waste. However not enough has been said about the kinds of air pollution that is inherent in the air that we breathe in our homes and offices. It would not be an over exageration to put signs on the doors to our homes and offices that say "Danger zone! Do not enter! if you enter, do not breathe!"

It is widely believed that 80% of the small particles that we see floating in the air in our homes and offices is dead skin! Yes, dead skin from the people living in that home, and the many guests that come in and out of our homes. Did you know that each time someone sits on a chair, they leave dead skin on it? Human beings emit dead skin into the air during the simple and civil acts of relating to one another. These could be as simple as a hand shake or a light hug. Do we dare to imagine the amount of dead skin that floats around in our offices? Do you want to know what the other 20% of indoor pollution consists of? It is not that great either.

According to research, 42,000 dust mites are able to live in one ounce of dust? Did you know that forty pounds of dust is generated per year from 1,500 square feet of space in your home and can host up to 15 species of dust mites?

What about bacteria? It is found in your cooling and heating system, house pets, garbage, bathrooms and everywhere else in your home.

What about mold spores? They are found in dump clothing, cleaning materials, and the moisture in your ceilings, walls, carpets and drapes.

Other common indoor pollutants are tobacco smoke, viruses, mildew, pollen, odors, chemical gases from cleaning products...the list goes on!

The problem of indoor pollution is compounded by the fact that most people who live in Western countries spend 90% of their time indoors. We close all the windows and use air conditioners which other than changing the temperature and drying the air, do little else to combat the problems that we have mentioned. Is it a wonder then that so many people suffer from allergies, asthma and breathing problems? We can see how indoor air pollution can be five times worse than outdoor air!

Ecoquest International has produced an air purifier which has been used to purify the air in space shuttles by NASA. It has a system that uses ions to remove dead skin, dust mites, bacteria, mold, mildew, tobacco smoke, chemical gases and odors. These air purifiers are available for office and residential use. The air purifier I bought has changed the air quality in my home! Visit their website on www.freshairliving,com/tesila5. They will send you an air purifier to test for up to ten days, risk free!

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