Interesting Facts About Indoor Air Quality

And you were worried about air pollution?

The inside of your home or office could be even less unhealthy than outside!

  • The EPA has ranked indoor air pollution as a high-priority public risk
  • According to the EPA, levels of indoor pollutants can be 2 to 5 times higher than outside.
  • Most of us spend about 90% of our adult lives indoors.
  • 99% of the particles in the air are smaller than 1 micron (1 millionth of a meter).  Because they are so small, they remain airborne.
  • Household dust is present even in clean homes and can be composed of mold spores, bacteria, viruses, animal dander, human skin particles, fabric fibers, dust mites, parts of cockroaches, food particles and other debris.
  • Inexpensive filters found at local hardware stores are only about 10% efficient for the largest particles.
  • Seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) affects more than 35 million people in the U.S.
  • 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from allergies.
  • Allergic disease is the 5th leading cause of chronic disease among all ages and 3rd common chronic disease among children under 18.
  • 54% of U.S. citizens test positive for one or more allergens.
  • There are approximately 20 million asthma sufferers in the U.S.   6 million of them are children.  It is the leading chronic illness in children.
  • A sneeze can add 100,000 droplets of pathogen-containing moisture to the air.  These droplets are called "fomites".
  • The average human inhales about 2,300 gallons of air per day.

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Bartlett can provide solutions

Bartlett Heating and Cooling can provide solutions for your home to help alleviate unhealthy air within your home. We have good, better and best options on air cleaners. We also have whole house humidifiers which can help decrease the likelihood of getting colds, flu and other respiratory ailments.





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