Understanding the different sources of indoor air pollution is the first step towards developing a cleaner, healthier home. Implementing the changes necessary to improve IAQ may seem daunting, but often simple strategies can have a dramatic effect.
The term Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ, refers to the air quality in and around our homes and workplaces. Indoor air pollution can negatively affect Indoor Air Quality and can lead to immediate and long-term effects on a person's health and wellbeing.
Indoor air quality can be up to 5 times worse than the air outdoors.* Many objects throughout our homes and workplaces can contribute to poor indoor air quality by releasing gases, particles, debris and other contaminants into the air.
As both concerned individuals and national governments continue making efforts to reduce their own carbon emissions and ease global climate change, the term ‘pollution’ has become a common household word. But what many people do not know is that their own household could be worse off than the air outside of it, harboring many common outdoor pollutants at even higher levels. And their own daily eating habits could be a major source.