Ten ways to save your health and improve indoor air quality
There is increasing recognition that air pollution is not just an outdoors problem, it is important to also consider indoor air quality. Indoor air quality is significant because it can affect our comfort, productivity and, most importantly, our health. You can influence your indoor air quality in three main ways: source control (ie limiting the source of pollutants), ventilation, and cleaning of any pollutants that may be present. Here we break those three main strategies down even further…
Safe Air for Denver Homes - Thriving Earth Exchange
Residents asked tough questions about their air quality. Teaming up with researchers, they found some answers–and more questions. by Kathleen Pierce Dangerous levels of radon and the chemical tetrachloroethylene (PERC) are known to be present in Denver-area air, soil, and groundwater. Community concerns over these health threats led the Denver community group Taking […]
The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO
Protecting children from the environment: More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say two new WHO reports.