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COMMON SOURCES OF INDOOR AIR POLLUTION IN YOUR HOME OR BUILDING
People. About 80% of what you see floating in a ray of sunshine entering your home is dead human skin flakes. And remember, we can only see about 10% of the airborne pollutants. Dead human skin is a staple of the dust mite diet. Negative ions remove dead skin from the air, which also removes a host of dust mites and other bacteria from the air you breathe. Ozone destroys many of the bacteria that reside on these flakes.
Dust. About 40 pounds of dust is generated per 1,500 square feet every year. Each speck of dust carries about 40,000 dust mites and other illness-causing bacteria and viruses. Negative ions also remove dust particles from the air, which also removes the contaminants residing on them. Ozone destroys the microorganisms carried by dust.
Allergens. Pollens, ragweed, and a variety of other allergens find their way into the home from outdoors.
Carpet, Plywood, and other Construction Materials. The “new” smell associated with new carpet, newly painted walls, new home, remodelled room, etc. is actually the out-gassing of the chemical solutions used to treat these products. Wood floors are better for the health than carpet, but carpet is much more affordable. Ozone oxidizes these chemical fumes so they are no longer toxic.
Mattresses and Furnishings. Treated with fire retardants and other chemicals, which add to the chemical vapours we breathe inside. Chemicals are oxidized by ozone.
Pillows and Blankets. Dust mites comprise over 50% of the weight of the average pillow.
HVAC Systems. Air ducts serve as a fertile breeding area for mould spores.
Household Cleaners/Aerosols, Insecticides, Pesticides. We literally poison the air we breathe with chemical fumes and toxins when we use these products.
Moist things or humid environments. Mould spores, bacteria, and mildew thrive in dampened towels, wash cloths, and moist or humid areas. Ozone destroys moulds and bacteria, while negative ions remove floating mould spores from the air. Children in homes with high mould show persistent, cold-like symptoms – 300% more than average.
Pets. Airborne animal and/or pet dander (dried spit from the animal that breaks off the end of their hair and floats in air since they are so small) is a common trigger for allergies and asthma. Plus, the faeces from your pet emits added contaminates into the air.
Insects and other Bugs. Insects and bugs faeces is a powerful allergen. In a recent extensive study by the New England Journal of Medicine, more than half the homes tested had high levels of cockroaches. Children living in these homes were more than three times as likely to be hospitalized for asthma.
Smoking. Smoking in the home or vehicle leaves the air being breathed dense with over 3600 cancer-causing toxins. These toxins also cling to the clothing we wear, and release themselves when we enter other homes and buildings.
Vehicles. Recent studies show that most people face their worst exposure to polluted air while inside their vehicle. Pollen builds up in your vehicle’s a/c system. Plus, exhaust and gasoline fumes easily enter your vehicle.