Tag Archives: indoor air pollution

Preserving Indoor Air Quality This Summer

There are several reasons why air pollution tends to be at its worst during summer. The days are longer and the sun is stronger, which means more ultraviolet radiation. The air tends not to move as much as in other seasons. As if all that wasn’t bad enough, a study published in Environmental Science & … Read More >

Is Air Quality Just a Bunch of Hype?

More than likely, when you were growing up your parents didn’t have any kind or air purifiers or filters in your house to improve your indoor air quality and you turned out fine. So what’s the big deal today? Well, for starters, new homes are more tightly sealed in order to save energy, and that can result in a … Read More >

How Poor Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

PROTECT YOUR HEALTH BY IMPROVING YOUR AIR QUALITY Today’s well-insulated homes make it easier and more economical to maintain a comfortable environment indoors, but they also tend to trap pollutants inside. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air is typically many times more polluted than the outdoor air in cities like Minneapolis. Included in the … Read More >

Feeling Sick? How Air Quality Impacts Health

Outdoor air pollutants are fairly well-known and publicized, but indoor air pollution can be just as damaging to your health. The World Health Organization points to several complications and increased risks from low indoor air quality, including higher rates of pneumonia, stroke, heart disease, and lung cancer. Many of these complications are attributable to poor use of … Read More >

Are Candles Bad for the Air Quality in Your Home?

After a stressful day at work, during a relaxing bubble bath, or to cover up the smell of a burnt dinner disaster—candles are great for providing ambience and a fresh aroma. But are they affecting the air quality in our homes? Yes—but keep reading. When candles are burned, they release carcinogenic toxins (benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, … Read More >