Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Air out your home

YEAH! It's finally time... to do what, you say?
Open your windows! Let the fresh air flow through your house!

I opened my windows when I got up this morning. Did you know the Environmental Protection Agency says studies show the air INSIDE YOUR HOME is more polluted than the outdoor air in the largest, most industrialized city?
Most people spend 90 percent of their time inside. The indoor air pollution comes from gases (like formaldehyde in pressed wood products used in cabinets) given off from your furniture, carpet, chemicals used in your home construction and even a natural, odorless, radioactive gas linked to lung disease called radon.

State health officials and the EPA recommend you buy an inexpensive home test kit to check your radon levels. I personally wish homes would be built to prevent radon build-up so it wouldn't be an issue.

The EPA says indoor air pollution can cause a host of problems... everything from irritated eyes, nose, throat to fatigue and asthma. If you go on vacation or spend more time outside, see if you notice a difference in how you feel.
The good news is there is a simple, inexpensive solution... open your windows!
Five minutes a day is enough to remove radon gas that can build up in your home as well as indoor air pollutants.

Now if I could only get the TV station to install a few windows in our virtually windowless newsroom!