Isn’t It Time We Talked About Indoor Air Quality?

Whenever we talk about air quality and pollution, we tend to think about the great outdoors. And the reason for that is quite simple and a pandemic that faces our wildlife, wildfires. But as important as it is to improve outdoor air quality, particularly after so many heatwaves in cities around the world this summer, there is another pressing issue, which for many years has been overlooked – the air we breathe indoors. 

A recent report by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder highlighted the risk that chemicals used in everyday items, like paint, pesticides and cleaning products can have on indoor air quality.  According to the study, air pollution caused by “anthropogenic secondary organic aerosols” has caused between 340,000 and 900,000 premature deaths, which is 10 times more than previously estimated.  

Click here to read the full article posted on August 10th, 2021 on Forbes. 

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