Common Indoor Air Pollutants: What's Lurking in a Home & How Eva-Dry Can Help

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - TAMPA, Fla. - Jun 19, 2018 - Indoor air pollution can pose some serious health risks. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the threat this pollution poses to their health. Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or can occur even years later.

Studies have shown that air inside buildings is often two to five times more polluted than the air outside. Since the average American spends most of their time indoors, the threat is real. According to the EPA, “Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce the risk of indoor health concerns.”

Here is a list of the EPA’s most common indoor air pollutants:

  • Asbestos
  • Biological Pollutants
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Formaldehyde/Pressed Wood Products
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
  • Pesticides
  • Radon (Rn)
  • Indoor Particulate Matter
  • Secondhand Smoke/ Environmental Tobacco Smoke
  • Stoves, Heaters, Fireplaces, and Chimneys
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Indoor air pollutants can be even more dangerous than outdoor air pollution. The steps above, as well as others, can help improve indoor air quality in the home.

Ken Judd

Vice President, Eva-Dry

What can be done to reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants? The first step to keeping the home and family safe is learning more about the pollutants and what to look for. Research and learn about all the above common pollutants; knowledge is power. Here are a few more tips to help improve indoor air quality:

  • Have a routine maintenance schedule to keep an eye on combustion appliances like heaters, stoves, etc.
  • Improve the home’s ventilation. Utilize fans throughout the home and simply open windows and doors to improve air quality. Do not smoke cigarettes or cigars inside the home.
  • Vacuum often with a HEPA filter.
  • Use air conditioners and dehumidifiers to control moisture and limit mold growth.

The key to fighting mold is keeping moisture and humidity levels in line. Eva-Dry is proud to offer a solution to excess moisture through our safe, eco-friendly dehumidifiers that employ renewable silica gel technology that works without batteries or power to silently absorb moisture for up to 10 years.

“Indoor air pollutants can be even more dangerous than outdoor air pollution. said Ken Judd, Vice President of Eva-Dry. “The steps above, as well as others, can help improve indoor air quality in the home.”

As one can see, although there are numerous sources of indoor air pollution, thankfully there are also many ways to fight back. Including implementing maintenance checks, improving the homes ventilation, and reducing moisture and humidity in the home with the help of a dehumidifier.

About Eva Dry Dehumidifiers

Since 2003, Eva-Dry compact dehumidifiers have earned their reputation as the safest, healthiest and most efficient method to reduce ambient moisture by providing a higher absorption rate than alternate disposable dehumidifying products. The compact, renewable Eva-Dry units reduce humidity to fight mold, moisture and mildew in homes, boats, RVs, safes, and other valuable item storage. Visit http://www.eva-dry.com, or call (877) 382-3790 for more information.

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