Indoor Air Pollution: 

The Invisible Killer

Do you know the quality of the

air you’re breathing indoors?

Promoting Awareness of and Public Access to Improved Indoor Air Quality and Healthy Indoor Environments 

90%

Of our lives are spent indoors

3-5x

more pollution indoors than outdoors

Top 5

The EPA ranks indoor air pollution a top 5 risk to public health

50%

of all illness is aggrevated or caused by indoor air pollution

Most of our lives are spent indoors: Working, Sleeping, Learning, Eating, Shopping, Relaxing, or Socializing…
One of the biggest factors for personal health and productivity is indoor air quality (IAQ).
EPA estimates 6 out of 10 homes and buildings are “sick”, meaning they are hazardous to your health to occupy as a result of indoor air pollution.
EPA estimates an 18% annual production loss to American business due to poor indoor air quality.
In the U.S. alone, indirect costs for missed work and productivity loss due to poor ventilation and sickness equals tens of billions of dollars per year.
A 2X increase in ventilation can improve employee cognitive ability, productivity, and business profits by up to 10%.
The cost of monitoring indoor air quality and improving ventilation 2x is less than $50 per person per year.
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Sources: EPA, Healthy Buildings (April 2020)

Monitoring Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Transparency Builds Credibility and Trust

Air quality sensors detect, monitor and collect a wide range of data about the health of a building’s air. Sensors can be used for temperature, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, humidity, radon, formaldehyde, and other VOCs. While often thought of primarily for comfort, these sensors can make a big difference in the health of occupants. For example, short-term exposure to VOCs at a low level can cause fatigue, nausea and throat irritation while long-term exposure can result in kidney damage and more severe respiratory conditions. By tracking and monitoring these characteristics, air quality sensors can ensure occupants are in a safe and healthy environment.

-NYSERDA

In a study of over 4,000 sixth graders, inadequate ventilation and high humidity in the classroom were independently associated with a higher incidence of respiratory symptoms and more missed school days.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2016)

The average person spends 90% of their time indoors and takes 1,000 breaths per hour. One of the biggest factors for personal health and productivity is proper ventilation and monitoring Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

In many of the hundreds of forensic investigations of sick buildings, the root cause of the problem could be traced to inadequate ventilation - the amount of fresh air brought into a building.

Healthy buildings (2020)

Indoor Air Quality Matters Now More Than Ever. Personal and Employee Health, Consumer Confidence, and Business Productivity ALL Depend On the Quality of Air We Breathe Indoors.

                                       EPA

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