It is estimated that in Southwest Florida many people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors.
Unfortunately, the air within our homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the air outside since it is constantly being recycled.
Indoor air quality problems can not only affect your comfort - but also your health. People who are the most susceptible to the effects of indoor air pollution include the young, the elderly, and the chronically ill. Anyone suffering from respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, or compromised immune systems should be extra careful.
There are many sources of indoor air pollution. Some sources, such as building materials, furnishings, and household products (like air fresheners), release pollutants nearly continuously. Other sources, related to activities carried out in the home, release pollutants intermittently. These include smoking; the use of unvented or malfunctioning stoves, furnaces, or space heaters; the use of solvents in cleaning and hobby activities; the use of paint strippers in redecorating activities; and the use of cleaning products and pesticides in house-keeping. High pollutant concentrations can remain in the air for long periods after some of these activities.
Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not introducing enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home. Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.