How to test and improve the air quality in your home — because indoor air is shockingly worse than outdoor air

How to test and improve the air quality in your home — because indoor air is shockingly worse than outdoor air

ndoor air quality (IAQ) probably isn’t top of mind for most people, if any. But it should be because you’re probably not breathing clean air. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.” That

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Deciding Whether or Not to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Deciding Whether or Not to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Knowledge about the potential benefits and possible problems of air duct cleaning is limited. Since conditions in every home are different, it is impossible to generalize about whether or not air duct cleaning in your home would be beneficial. If no one in your household suffers from

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National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month

National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month

National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month is observed annually in October. This month is dedicated to reminding Americans to take a look at their home and see how they can improve the quality of the air they breathe. While outside air pollution gets a lot of attention, it’s

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When Fresh Air Went Out of Fashion at Hospitals!

When Fresh Air Went Out of Fashion at Hospitals!

How the hospital went from luxury resort to windowless box. (uchar / iStock) By Jeanne Kisacky, Zócalo Public Square SMITHSONIAN.COM JUNE 14, 2017 820257 In the March 1942 issue of the journal Modern Hospital, Charles F. Neergaard, a prominent New York City hospital design consultant, published a layout for a

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