Did you know that people in industrialized countries spend as much as 90% of their time indoors? We work, study, eat, drink, and sleep in enclosed environments where air circulation may be restricted.
Believe it or not, indoor air pollution has been ranked as one of the world’s greatest public health risks. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that globally more than 2 million people die each year as a result of toxic air.
There are many contributors to toxic indoor air, including fire-retardants found in furnishings and building materials, volatile chemicals found in household products and personal grooming products, solvents used in cleaning, the use of paints and paint thinners, and pesticides used against termites, roaches, and other critters. High pollutant concentrations can remain in the air for long periods after many of these toxic chemicals are used.