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Many people assume that air pollution is something they are exposed to when they are outdoors rather than indoors. However, recent studies have shown that indoor air quality is much lower than that of outdoor air.

Many people still wonder why they ought to be concerned about indoor air qualityThere are three important reasons why you should be concerned about exposure to pollution within your home.

Indoor air quality

  1. There are more sources of pollution within the modern home
    When people think of air pollution, they think of the smog and dust created by traffic and large industries. However, there are many sources of air pollution within the home. For example, furniture and upholstery are known to emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Many VOCs have been associated with the development of various cancers. Other sources of pollution in the home include cooking, smoking, candles, air fresheners, and cleaning products.
  1. We’re spending more time indoors
    Modern life has made it easier for people to spend time indoors. Many people now work from home and many more shop online and have items delivered to their doorsteps. Spending more time indoors means prolonged exposure to indoor air pollutants. This can have a significant impact on our health in the long term even when pollutants are at low levels.
  1. Allergies are becoming worse
    Many people experience seasonal allergies as a result of exposure to pollen. However, reports show that allergies are becoming worse and extend beyond usual seasons. This is because of exposure to dust mites and mold spores within the home. Many people take to their homes and shut windows to prevent pollen from entering the house. However, dust mites and mold exist within the home and can make allergic reactions worse. Therefore staying within your home may be making you worse.


  1. Homes are becoming more energy efficient
    Energy efficiency has become a big selling point for homes. This is largely due to rising energy prices and the increased cost of living. Modern homes are becoming more air-tight in order to prevent loss of energy. This means that air circulation is reduced within homes. HVAC systems simply recycle polluted air within homes thus increasing exposure to pollutants.

The Best Way to Improve Indoor Air Quality

The best way to improve the quality of air within your home is to ventilate your home. A whole-home ventilation system such as an EZ Breathe System will improve air quality without compromising the energy efficiency of your home.