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What are some health risks of poor indoor air quality?

Indoor air can contain harmful allergens and irritants that cause respiratory allergies or skin allergies.  If you notice that when you are away from the home for several days or weeks and your condition improves and gets worse when you return, that would indicate that you may have an air quality problem.
Rebecca Morley
Health Education
Indoor pollution levels range from 2 to 5 times higher (and in some instances 100 times higher) than outdoor pollutant levels and may pose greater health risks to individuals. People spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. Poor air quality increases the incidence of asthma and other respiratory diseases, making individuals that spend the greatest amount of time indoors, such as children, seniors and the chronically ill, the most susceptible to indoor pollutants and these ailments.

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