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6 Shocking+Pollutants+In+Your+Home:+

6 Shocking+Pollutants+In+Your+Home:+

"Dilution is the solution to pollution." Leave windows cracked or wide open depending on climate/weather/security. So much of today's new construction does not allow for infiltration of outside air which also contributes to elevated levels of carbon dioxide (which we exhale). New particle board, carpeting, wall coverings can take weeks if not months to off-gas and open windows (or a ventilation system that circulates fresh outside air) for dilution air is a must. Leaving shoes at the door is common in many cultures and should be encouraged. Animal danders and fomites also contribute to the indoor air soup. Plants contribute to the beauty of our living environments, but over-watering will contribute to mold growth because of standing water. Air circulation is the key to maintaining healthy indoor environments whether at home or work. The EPA is an excellent source for Indoo...

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