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Poor Indoor Air Can Make You Ill

Poor Indoor Air Can Make You Ill

Poor indoor air quality can be a problem in the summer months. Often we are advised to keep the elderly and young inside and comfortably air-conditioned when the mercury inches toward dangerous territory. However, this advice may be even more dangerous. It is estimated that indoor air quality, regardless of the season, is at least five times more polluted than the air outside, and by all reports this is a very conservative estimate. The reason is because our homes are enclosed environments which are veritable Petri dishes for sources of indoor air pollution.

Poor indoor air contaminants can cause allergies, skin irritations and aggravate asthma and COPD. They can produce flu-like symptoms, cause eye redness and worsen respiratory problems. In extreme cases, indoor air pollution has been linked to kidney damage and cancer.

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