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Debunking Indoor Air Quality Myths

Many things both true and false have been said about indoor air quality. It is baffling to note that even thoughmany people suffer from the effects of poor quality air in their houses, factories, offices, shops and other places, they still believe in theories that are far from true. It Is because of this that we want to debunk the three most common IAQ myths:

1. Air Pollution Only Affects The Outside

If you believe in this, there is a shocker for you: the air inside your house can be up to 12 times more polluted that the air outside. This is because there are many substances kept in your house starting from detergents, food stuffs, fresheners, cooking gas and many other things. If they are not controlled, they will make your house worse than a dumpsite. This is the reason why you need to be very careful with the measures that you take.

2. Permanent Gas Detectors Are Totally Reliable

In as much as permanent gas detectors can take care of the air quality in a building, the truth is that they need to be constantly checked. If you talk to some of the leading manufacturers, they will tell you that regular maintenance is mandatory. You need to calibrate it, and replace the sensors and other parts.

3. Ozone Is Safe

Although ozone has been effective in fighting chemicals, odor and pollutants from the air, studies have always shown that they are harmful to your health. You are definitely thinking about why it is used to treat asthma. This is usually done under great surveillance as opposed to when you are using it at home. The chemicals it emits into the air will definitely harm you.

This clearly shows that since people spend almost 90 per cent of their time indoors, it is good to ensure that you have high quality air. Some of the IAQ myths only mislead you. The good thing is that identifying some of these pollutants is very easy. For instance, there are those that produce odor or dust, smoke and similar elements.

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