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Indoor Air Health

By Jessica Boden
Posted On Feb 25, 2013

New You Health Tip: Cleaner indoor air makes for healthier insides.

Air pollution invisibly invades homes at up to two to five times the concentration of outdoor pollution, according to the EPA. To ensure that your insides are clean, maintain an adequate level of ventilation at home. When left unchecked, combustions of sources such as oil, gas, wood, tobacco products, wet carpets, asbestos-filled insulations, household products containing “methylene chloride,” and office equipment (printers, permanent markers and copiers), may cause an increased risk of ear, nose and throat irritation, headaches, loss of coordination, nausea, damage to the liver, kidney and central nervous system, and perhaps even cancer according to the latest research. Avoid using chemical cleaning products, boost ventilation by keeping the door open, and add a few plants to your décor to allow toxins to leave the home. As a supplement to the former, you may also pick up an air ventilation system for your home or room starting from $100 to over $600 dollars.