What is Indoor Air Quality and Why Does It Matter?
When we think of air quality, we think of the pollen, allergens, exhaust, and other pollutants that surround us outdoors. But here’s the thing: your home or office are insulated, but they aren’t airtight like Tupperware. Buildings breathe, too, so what’s outdoors makes its way in, along with any germs or illnesses you may be carrying. And indoor air often doesn’t circulate as well as the atmosphere does, leading to “sick building syndrome” and a host of other problems. In fact, the EPA says that indoor air pollution is often worse than what you encounter outdoors. Sometimes it’s an inconvenience, but it can also lead to some serious problems.