Most of the times due to an allergy you stay at home in order to escape from pollen, but the facts are that most Indoor Air Quality has more pollutants than there are outdoors! New construction model makes houses extremely well sealed and insulated, which traps odors, pollen, pollutants like a bubble, which actually can itensify the trapped unhealthy air inside.
According to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), six out of ten homes and buildings are hazardous to our health. This means that almost no building is immune from the indoor air quality epidemic. The basic reason is that even when the indoor pollutants are already trapped inside, you also bring the outdoor pollutants along with your shoes, clothes and pets in your house.
Various Effects of Indoor Air Quality on Allergy:
1. Environmental Protection Agency declared that indoor air is almost two to ten times more hazardous than outdoor air.
2. Indoor air quality is one of the biggest environmental health problems according to the EPA.
3. American College of Studies reveals the fact that 50% of all allergic problems relate to indoor air quality.
4. In a super-insulated home the allergic level is 200% higher than in ordinary homes, according to a recent study.
5. According to research done by Scientific America, out-gassing done by carpets, mold, fungi, dust miles etc. makes a crawling baby to inhale impure air, which is equivalent to almost four cigarettes a day.
6. You spend almost 70-80% of your time indoors, which plays a vital role in the increase of allergic symptoms in your body.
Thus it is a proven fact that regardless of how neat and clean your home appears to be, it is prone to be affected by the indoor air quality epidemic. You can take the practical example of dust particles floating in the ray of sunshine entering your home. These are nothing other than dead human skin which contaminates your indoor air quality and effects allergy.
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