During the cold winter months, we keep our home shut tightly to keep out the cold temperatures. With Americans spending about 90 percent of their time indoors, that means most of us will be living and breathing in those tight sealed environments until spring.
Most people associate the outdoor air as being polluted from sources like car exhaust, industrial emissions, and more. But actually, indoor pollutants can be up to 3 to 5 times as high as the outdoors.
What can make indoor air so polluted?
The most common indoor air pollutants are obvious, like cigarette smoke. Some other indoor pollutants that are less obvious are:
What can you do to lower your home’s indoor air pollution?
Consider professional carpet, upholstery, and area rug cleaning to remove the large majority of these toxins from your home, including pet dander, dust mites, and pollen to name a few. Some other steps to take to minimize indoor air pollution are:
Drier. Cleaner. Healthier.
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