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(Interesting) Indoor Air Quality.
    #589648 - 03/26/02 02:45 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

I found this info on http://www.indoorpurifiers.com/

Why indoor air is much more harmful than outdoor air:

According to the American College of Allergies, 50% of all illness is aggravated or caused by polluted indoor air.
To begin with, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) themselves declare that indoor air is anywhere from 2 to 10 times more hazardous than outdoor air.
The EPA also warns us that the indoor air quality epidemic is the nation's number one environmental health problem.
Today's homes and buildings are built air-tight, with energy-efficiency in mind, as a result of the energy crisis of the 1970s. Their air-tight construction keep airborne pollutants trapped inside, and nature's air-cleansing agents outside. Is it any wonder that statistics for asthma problems began rising sharply around the same time that homes and buildings began to be built this way?
In fact, a recent study found that the allergen level in super-insulated homes is 200% higher than it is in ordinary homes.
Plus, according to Scientific America, a baby crawling on the floor inhales the equivalent of 4 cigarettes a day, as a result of the outgassing of carpets, molds, mildews, fungi, dust mites, etc.

Most people spend well over 90% of their time inside. In which case, indoor air is going to impact our health far more than outdoor air.
Still believe you are not affected by the indoor air quality epidemic?
Virtually everyone is affected, especially asthmatics and others who are particularly sensitive to allergens and contaminates in the air.
Keep in mind that no home or building is immune to the indoor air quality epidemic.
To begin with, the EPA informs us that 6 out of 10 homes and buildings are "sick", meaning they are hazardous to your health to occupy as a result of airborne pollutants.
Even the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) very own headquarters, constructed a few years ago, was determined to be "sick". Many EPA employees could not work inside the building without becoming sick. If the headquarters of the EPA can fall victim to the indoor air quality epidemic, the very government agency that is charged with finding solutions to this problem, then any home or building can be afflicted.
In fact, every home and building is affected by the indoor air quality epidemic to one degree or another, regardless of how clean it may appear. Every home is filled with that contribute to mass quanities of airborne allergens and contaminates.
For instance, if your home looks really clean, you should ask yourself how it became that way. Did you use aerosols, floor and/or furniture polish, bleach, amonia, bathroom cleaners, etc.? If so, these products emit harmful chemical vapors into the air.
Most homes or buildings also have carpet, painted walls, chemically-treated furnishings, dust, insects, moist or damp things, food people, and . . . People?! Yes, humans shed more than just about any other animal, but our skin flakes are small enough to float in the air, and are consequently inhaled by anyone who enters a room.
As a graphic example, about 80% of what you see floating in a ray of sunshine entering your home through a window is dead human skin!
This is not to mention other sources of airborne pollutants that we may bring indoors, such as cigarette smoke and pets. Even if you eliminate or prohibit a certain source of indoor air pollution from your home, such as pets, you may still be affected.
For instance, a recent study conducted in Philadelphia tested a random sample of homes for the number one allergy trigger: cat dander. Out of all the homes tested, 100% were found to contain cat dander, despite the fact that many of these homes did not have a cat.
Increased ventilation is not the answer. a group of scientists recently discovered that increasing ventilation in a building did not reduce the number of symptoms.

I don't know about y'all, but I'm going to keep my windows open and flush out the house with fresh air from now on. Doing that even once a day may cut down contam ratios significantly. Does anyone else do this???


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Re: (Interesting) Indoor Air Quality. [Re: estaesPACO]
    #589825 - 03/26/02 09:31 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

My bedroom window is open at least a crack at night and wide all day for personal preference, I just like fresh air. I fidn that if you sleep in a room that doesn't have fresh air circulating in it, you dont have as good of a sleep. As for contams I dont know, I'm not growing any type of mushroom at the moment...hopefully I win the oyster cultures the melting penguin is giving away so I can...

-SumGuy :cool:

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Re: (Interesting) Indoor Air Quality. [Re: estaesPACO]
    #589829 - 03/26/02 09:34 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

Kind of reminds me of the old radon scares back in the 80's. People got on the conserve energy kick and started building airtight structures to prevent thermal transfer. The same airtight structures started trapping radon gas which used to be able to diffuse out of the houses.

Just another spore in the wind.

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Re: (Interesting) Indoor Air Quality. [Re: SumGuy]
    #590363 - 03/26/02 07:44 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

Same here, I always have a window open.


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Re: (Interesting) Indoor Air Quality. [Re: Nighted]
    #590392 - 03/26/02 08:26 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

open window? i dont have to worry about that, i just live in a house built a little more than 100 years ago.... pleanty of ventilation, and they built good buildings back then too... no ugly crap--well atleast they knocked down all the ugly from then at least 50 years ago..

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Re: (Interesting) Indoor Air Quality. [Re: estaesPACO]
    #590402 - 03/26/02 08:38 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

Would you think that ventilating a work room would decrease the contam ratio? Spring is on the way and i often leave my window open to get a breeze goin, i hate feeling stuffy


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Re: (Interesting) Indoor Air Quality. [Re: estaesPACO]
    #591458 - 03/27/02 10:46 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

I used to keep my windows wide open year round, except the extremely hot days.
not really an option anymore, the cold has began to have its way, in conjunction with a few other causes, with my nervous system.. when you live in a cold environment, its less of an option..
and that is why we need : giant ulpa (next gen hepa) filters in our rooms.. well, that and for a little mycology and cell-bio..
the problem stems from all the shit westerners pump into the atmosphere.. anyway

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Re: (Interesting) Indoor Air Quality. [Re: estaesPACO]
    #598386 - 04/04/02 07:58 AM (21 years, 7 months ago)

I leave my windows open pretty much year round.. except when its cold as shit outside. Who needs stuffy, stagnant, conaminated indoor air? Not me.

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Re: (Interesting) Indoor Air Quality. [Re: estaesPACO]
    #599165 - 04/04/02 11:42 PM (21 years, 7 months ago)

My house was built in 1812. It was designed to be cool without the aid of nonexistenst (at the time) central a/c or any kind of a/c for that matter. I have French doors in the back and easy slide-out windows as well as plat case windows with screens. I love this place.

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Re: (Interesting) Indoor Air Quality. [Re: estaesPACO]
    #600209 - 04/05/02 11:53 PM (21 years, 7 months ago)

Forgive my cynicism, but remember that this is info is provided via a site that wants to sell you air purification systems.

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