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While the majority pays attention to the outdoor air pollution and to the climate changes threats, indoor pollution goes unnoticed. The indoor pollution levels can be 2–5 times higher than the outdoors and can according to the Environmental Protection Agency overcome the norm by 100 times. Although the right amount of fresh air can reduce indoor pollution, that won't be enough to prevent statistically high rate of health issues caused.

Common indoor air pollutants are:

Dust, Dust mites, Odors, Pollen, CO, CO2, Exhaustion Fumes, Lead, Pet hair, Household cleaners, Mold spores, Bacteria and viruses, Pesticides, Smoke, Asbestos etc.
Two main facts of indoor air pollution situation in the USA

Fact 1 - Americans spend 90% of their time indoors.

Fact 2 - Only in a year a 6-room house collects an average of 40 lbs of dust, which is laced with up to 47 toxic chemicals

Pollutants occur in different layers. When distributed, they can be re-suspended in the air

Why is it important to have clean air to breathe?

Let's talk about indoor air pollution health impact and the negative results that are likely to appear when we don't maintain an environmentally safe indoor climate.

For the simple biological reasons, children, pregnant women and the elderly are more susceptible to the negative effects of air pollution, because they spend most of the time indoors in residential buildings. So here's a list of WHY you should stop ignoring the rules of "lungs house hygiene" or the non-following-it consequences will affect you and your family.
Good to know
The EPA has a method for reading an outdoor air base from particles that are 10 or 2.5 microns or smaller. Particles smaller than 2.5 are found both outdoors and indoors. And 99% of those indoor particles are less than 1 micron. These particles are dangerous to human health.

To reduce the level of those you need get your air ducts and air vents cleaned annually.
And not to forget to change the filters - especially before the start of the "chimney season".
Three groups of risk
Children under 14 years old — their bodies are developing, their metabolism rate is high, the air they inhale is 4 times the amount of air an adult does.

At the age of 2-3 years old kids spend most of their time indoors - in the child breathing zone - the area defines as being up to 1 meter high. This means that seemingly harmless activities at home such as playing on the carpets can have a negative impact on children health, causing serious issues
Pregnant women — they're breathing for two. There's a higher incident risk of autism with pregnant women in the areas of high pollution.
The elderly — as we get older, our lungs function decreases. It's one of the reasons the metabolism slows down. People at this age are more susceptible to pneumonia and should take additional care of the air they breathe.

Health problems caused by Indoor Air Pollution

The most common health issue, caused by the small dust particles inhalation - half of the micron in size, half the size that the naked eye can see.
Dust mites and cockroaches droppings and mold are a very common allergen, that causes asthma.
Chemicals, known as VOC (volatile organic compounds) cause wheezing coughing, chest tightness and even shortness of breath.
A lung condition that causes shortness of breath. Air sacs in the lungs become damaged, holes can develop in lungs pockets, which decreases the amount of the surface area that's in contact with the air moving through the lungs.

Easy steps will help to clean your house of dust, mold, other pollutions and make it convenient for living
Clean up the dust build-up regularly and vacuum the carpet or the floor
Change your chemical household cleaners to non-chemical ones
Open windows to let fresh air in for at least 15 min a day
Get your AC filters cleaned once a year
Open windows to let fresh air in for at least 15 min a day
Make sure there are no mold spores in your bathroom or pantry
Inspect the hard-access areas: air ducts, dryer vents. Clean it manually with brushes and cloths
Although steps to reduce indoor pollution will improve the situation, these actions should be considered as a necessity, not a special case treatment. For a quality air solution, use professional cleaning services at least once a year.

The best time for it - just before the start of the heating season. In the cold months, people tend to spend more time at home, rarely ventilate rooms. This creates an environment of high temperatures and as a result of high humidity - the most favorable playground for viruses, bacteria, and mold.
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