3 Shocking Facts on Air in American Houses

September 19, 2009

Oh my god, I couldn't believe this. I don't think this applies to America only, all over the world if I may say.

1. New research studying household air in Arizona's homes found more than 400 chemicals ranging from pesticides to phthalates, confirming that indoor air can be heavily contaminated with pollutants. Wow.

2. Before I state it, note that young children breathes faster than adults– inhale 50% more air per pound of body weight. And here's fact number 2- The breathing zone of a baby (less than 2 feet above ground) can be more contaminated than an adults (4-6 feet) because many contaminants weigh more than air (mercury, pesticides, etc).

For this problem, I suggest having ion lamps which come in various forms such as salt lamp (nice one really), bulb and fluorescent lamps.

3. Indoor air is typically 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor and we spend about 90% of our time indoors. I just realized that there are no regulations or laws for indoor or average home. Kan?? You can start by practising healthy lifestyle at home, anywhere you are.

Shine on,

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