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Indoor Air Quality and Your Health

INDOOR AIR QUALITY DחR YOUR HEALTH QUICK FACTS ON AIR QUALITY Poor indoor air quality is the #4 environmental threat in the U.S. Indoor air quality can be 100 times Indoor air is typically 2-5 times more polluted than outside air worse than outdoor gir quality in some homes 87% of homeowners don't know their home's air could be highly polluted Typical furnace filters catch 5-15% of pollutants AIR + YOUR HEALTH You breathe 3,400 gallons of air each day 90% of your time is spent indoors 3rd Lung disease is the #3 cause of death in the U.S. 350,000 deaths result from lung disease each year AACHOO 40 million people in the U.S. have allergies 1 in 6 cases are due to contaminants from air duct systems 43 million people in the U.S. have asthma 6th most common chronic condition New cases have increased by 72% PROBLEMS CAUSED BY POOR AIR QUALITY Trouble concentrating Headaches Infections Fatigue Asthma Dry eyes Irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs Allergies Cancer FACTORS THAT AFFECT QUALITY Ventilation Temperature Humidity Dust Mold and pollen Household products Pesticides Gases Construction materials SOLUTIONS FOR CLEANER AIR Air cleaners Air purifiers Humidifiers Remove particulates from the air Reduce harmful contaminants in the air Prevent over-dry air by adding moisture Sources: Infographic Provided by: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/indoorairquality/ http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/indoorairpollution.html HEATING TRIPLE "T" http://www.lung.org/associations/charters/mid-atlantic/air-quality/in door-air-quality.html http://www.sanitall.com/pdf/Indoor_Air_Quality_Fact_Sheet.pdf http://cfpub.epa.gov/eroe/index.cfm?fuseaction=list,listBySubTopic&c -Sa 194- COOLING Plumbing & Gas Fireplaces h=46&s=343 www.tripletheatingutah.com INDOOR AIR QUALITY DחR YOUR HEALTH QUICK FACTS ON AIR QUALITY Poor indoor air quality is the #4 environmental threat in the U.S. Indoor air quality can be 100 times Indoor air is typically 2-5 times more polluted than outside air worse than outdoor gir quality in some homes 87% of homeowners don't know their home's air could be highly polluted Typical furnace filters catch 5-15% of pollutants AIR + YOUR HEALTH You breathe 3,400 gallons of air each day 90% of your time is spent indoors 3rd Lung disease is the #3 cause of death in the U.S. 350,000 deaths result from lung disease each year AACHOO 40 million people in the U.S. have allergies 1 in 6 cases are due to contaminants from air duct systems 43 million people in the U.S. have asthma 6th most common chronic condition New cases have increased by 72% PROBLEMS CAUSED BY POOR AIR QUALITY Trouble concentrating Headaches Infections Fatigue Asthma Dry eyes Irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs Allergies Cancer FACTORS THAT AFFECT QUALITY Ventilation Temperature Humidity Dust Mold and pollen Household products Pesticides Gases Construction materials SOLUTIONS FOR CLEANER AIR Air cleaners Air purifiers Humidifiers Remove particulates from the air Reduce harmful contaminants in the air Prevent over-dry air by adding moisture Sources: Infographic Provided by: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/indoorairquality/ http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/indoorairpollution.html HEATING TRIPLE "T" http://www.lung.org/associations/charters/mid-atlantic/air-quality/in door-air-quality.html http://www.sanitall.com/pdf/Indoor_Air_Quality_Fact_Sheet.pdf http://cfpub.epa.gov/eroe/index.cfm?fuseaction=list,listBySubTopic&c -Sa 194- COOLING Plumbing & Gas Fireplaces h=46&s=343 www.tripletheatingutah.com

Indoor Air Quality and Your Health

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Poor indoor air quality increases a homeowner’s risk for developing headaches, fatigue, dry eyes, throat irritation, allergies, asthma, and a number of other health problems. Take a look at this Uta...

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