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When the Indoor Air Gets Polluted

The air inside your home plays a huge role in the way you and the rest of your family feel on a day-to-day basis.

Most of us worry about the air quality outside. We have smog advisories, air quality alerts, and it seems like every day I see something in the news about pollution or gas emissions.

But you want to know the hard facts? The air inside your home can be two to five times more polluted than the air outside. In some cases, it’s 100 times worse!

We are constantly exposed to pollution, toxins, pesticides, gases — even radon. Most of the time, these things get diluted into the air. But they can also find their way into homes through cracks in foundation walls and floors, through unfinished floors, windows, sumps, vents or gaps around pipes and drains. The problem is that when these pollutants get into our homes and can’t escape, they start to accumulate. In high concentrations, radon and other toxins can be big health risks.