A lot of people are aware-but alarmingly unconcerned-that the EPA has recently placed poor indoor quality quality in the top five major health threats we face. Similarly, many are aware that most homes are loaded with airborne dust, dust mites, bacteria, viruses, mold spores and more. Many are also aware that outdoor air pollution is constantly being bought indoors by our air conditioners, 24 hours a day, meaning that if you live near or in a city, you and your family are very easily inhaling a lot of industrial chemicals and micro- particles that are very hazardous.
And of course, there's a reason most people do not seem to really care. Everyone is very busy these days, and most do not think it's a problem in their homes because they feel 'OK' right now and nothing 'big' has happened health-wise. Truth is, however, air pollution is a very big deal, and indoor air quality or indoor air pollution is an even bigger deal because it's a closed environment where the pollutants can be 2-5 times more highly concentrated, thanks to our residential air conditioners , insulated walls and windows, etc.
The concern about air pollution is similar to water quality. If you knew that serious pollution was present in your water, what would you do? You'll immediately go out and buy some kind of effective filtration system, right? You care about yourself and your family so you would take action to make sure you're protected. Of course.
What most people do not realize, however, is that while the average adult drinks about two quarts of liquids or water per day, humans breathe over 3000 gallons of air per day. So which one would you say could be more of a hazard? Two quarts versus 3000 gallons. Obviously, we're inhaling a lot more air, and if about 90% of our time is spent indoors, that's about 2700 gallons of polluted air we're breathing day in and day out – unless there is a quality air filtration system in place with HEPA and activated carbon filters to remove both micro-particles and chemicals.
Unfortunately, there are still millions of homes and office buildings with no such air treatment system in place – to which doctors and pharmaceutical manufacturers say 'thank you very much – we'll be glad to take more of your money because you don' t feel like protecting yourself! '. But this whole scenario is unnecessary and avoidable, simply by making sure you have some type of quality residential air treatment system running in your home.
You can get a whole house unit or a couple of portable air purifiers that will do the job nicely and instead of sending more of your hard-earned money to the medical system and risking premature disease, aging and death, you can feel stronger, do more, and probably improve virtually every aspect of your life – simply because you're not inhaling health-ruining pollutants on a daily basis.