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Indoor Air Quality Facts

Breathing Clean Fact Sheet 

1. Health effects from indoor air pollutants can include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headache, dizziness, and fatigue.

  • Source: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/introduction-indoor-air-quality 

2. There are many different sources of indoor air pollution; these can include: tobacco products, excess moisture, pesticides, newly installed flooring or carpet.

  • Source: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/introduction-indoor-air-quality (under ‘primary causes’) 

3. Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems.

  • Source: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/introduction-indoor-air-quality (under ‘primary causes’) 

4. Sometimes, specific contaminants like dust from construction or renovation, mold, cleaning supplies, pesticides, or other airborne chemicals (including small amounts of chemicals released as a gas over time) may cause poor IAQ.

  • Source: United States Department of Labor https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/indoorairquality/ 

5. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that Americans lost more than $4.1 billion to fraud and scams in the last 5 years.

  • Source: Home Advisor http://welcome.homeadvisor.com/home-improvement-fraud- scams/?m=homesense&entry_point_id=28875476 

6. Poor workmanship is the number one fear homeowners have when hiring a contractor.

  • Source: Home Advisor http://welcome.homeadvisor.com/home-improvement-fraud- scams/?m=homesense&entry_point_id=28875476