Indoor Air Quality & Your Home
No one is going to argue that clean air is vital to having good health. Breathing air full of toxins, allergens, dust and other small particles puts our lungs and immune system in overdrive. Fortunately, there are products to give our bodies a break. Taking special care of the air quality in your home is just as important as eating correctly and exercising.
The oil embargo in 1973 created a national energy conservation movement. One of the main effects was creating tighter and more energy efficient homes. With tighter homes, hazards have a much harder time getting out of the home. Essentially, homes have a harder time breathing fresh air. The World Health Organization has linked these tighter, more energy efficient homes to the large increase in asthma and allergies. This “Tight Home Sickness” effecting allergies and asthma has a huge effect on adults and children’s overall health.
Forbes Magazine published an article in 2012 reviewing a compilation of studies on the dangers of asthmagens in our buildings. Not only did they report there are over 374 known asthmagens in common building materials, the article also pointed out Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. We don’t usually have control over the air in our offices, stores, or schools. However, we can affect the air in our homes. The perfect opportunity to give our lungs and immune system a break is while we relax and sleep in our homes.
Is the air you breathe in your home healthy? Contact Service Legends today to receive a free Indoor Air Quality Analysis and estimate on solutions to improve the air in your home.
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