Toxic Indoor Pollution

 

 

If you spend most of your time at work indoors you may be risking your health more than people who spend time outdoors.

The air inside modern tightly insulated buildings can be up to five times as polluted as the outside air according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Molds, chemicals from paint used on the walls, and furniture, glues to hold carpeting down, fumes from cleaning products, are some of the worst offenders making people sick.

When people spend 90 percent of their time indoors in this toxic environment headaches and respiratory illnesses increase. These chemicals can even cause lung cancer, aggravated heart conditions, and death.

It's not only the elderly and children who are adversely affected. Healthy adults are also affected.

While one can't control the air quality at work, one can use air cleaners for a safe, clean environment in the home.

For more information:

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0602indoor-air0602.html

http://www.apluswriting.net/health/cleanair.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
Website: http://www.apluswriting.net
Email: Current address on website
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