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Indoor Air Quality

We spend 90 percent of our time indoors
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what's in 'the air you breathe'... 'particles'

Avoid activities that create more fine particles indoors, including:

  • Smoking cigarettes.
  • Using gas, propane or wood-burning stoves and furnaces.
  • Spraying aerosol products.
  • Frying or broiling food.
  • Burning candles or incense.
  • Vacuuming, unless you use a vacuum with a HEPA filter.

Illnesses related to tight, energy-efficient new buildings received increasing attention beginning in the 1970s, with the emergence of “sick building syndrome,” a cluster of symptoms that include headaches, respiratory symptoms and difficulty concentrating. Experts identified indoor air pollutants as the likely source, but they didn’t suspect that carbon dioxide was part of the problem.

Outdoor air, including fine particles from wildfire smoke, can enter your home in a few ways:

  • through open windows and doors, which is known as natural ventilation.
  • through mechanical ventilation devices such as bathroom or kitchen fans that vent to the outdoors, or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems with a fresh air intake.
  • through small openings, joints, cracks, and around closed windows and doors through a process called infiltration.

Wildfire smoke could impact your indoor air quality (IAQ) differently depending on the proximity of the fire and the density of the smoke. 

Consider purchasing a portable air cleaner or high-efficiency HVAC Filter

You may decide to purchase a portable air cleaner or high efficiency HVAC system filter as part of your preparation in order to help improve your indoor air quality during a wildfire smoke event. If you decide to purchase a portable air cleaner, choose one that is sized for the room in which you will use it. Make sure the portable air cleaner does not make ozone. If you decide to purchase a high-efficiency HVAC filter, choose one with a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) 13 rating, or as high a rating as your system fan and filter slot can accommodate. You may need to consult a professional HVAC technician to determine the highest efficiency filter that will work best for your system.

You can find additional information about portable air cleaners and HVAC filters in the Indoor Air Filtration fact sheet and EPA’s Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home.

Asbestos: Anyone working on demolition, removal, and cleanup of building debris needs be aware of any asbestos and to handle asbestos materials properly. People exposed to asbestos dust can develop serious lung health problems including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Although the use of asbestos has dramatically decreased in recent years, it is still found in many residential and commercial buildings and can pose a serious health risk.

Mold

Flood water can make the air in your home unhealthy. This is because when things remain wet for more than two days, they usually get moldy. Inhaling mold can cause adverse health effects, including allergic reactions. Mold also can damage materials in your home. In addition, flood water may contain microorganisms, such as bacteria, or chemicals which may affect your health.

who care's about

We notice that health conscious families tend to be the most educated, concerned and proactive about #theairwebreathe as a part of a bigger, more comprehensive view of their families health and safety.

 

They care about the impacts of low oxygen and high levels of unhealthy particulates floating in #theairwebreathe.  They know that it negatively impacts their health, their children’s development and can take years away from life.

 

They are part of #theairwebreathe movement. Are you?

breathe clean air

If you care about what you put in your body… learning about what you breathe is going to be important to you. Our goal is to help keep you and your family safe and healthy.

Just imagine spending years of your life breathing harmful air without knowing.

Did you know we can install an Air Assist Testing device and see exactly what you are breathing in every day? #theairyoubreathe #shoplocal #smallbusiness

“the sick building syndrome”

Illnesses related to tight, energy-efficient new buildings received increasing attention beginning in the 1970s, with the emergence of “sick building syndrome,” a cluster of symptoms that include headaches, respiratory symptoms and difficulty concentrating. Experts identified indoor air pollutants as the likely source, but they didn’t suspect that carbon dioxide was part of the problem.

The Harvard study, which also involved researchers from SUNY Upstate Medical Center and Syracuse University, used similar testing methods as the Berkeley study, but it monitored participants over a longer period. It confirmed the 2012 results.

Some of these links may be to general air quality programs.  #theairyoubreathe

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