Growing Problems With Indoor Air Quality.
One of the main reasons for heightened public concern about deteriorating indoor air quality is the alarming number of children and young adults with severe allergies and asthma. With that in mind let's talk about today's home.
Changes in new home construction practices that evolved out of the 1970's energy crisis created "tight homes" = tightly sealed, heavily insulated and very energy efficient. While these new construction practices help conserve energy, they also lock in allergenic particles, infectious agents and toxic compounds.
Your beautiful, "clean" home could be a major source of airborne contaminates that could prevent you and your family from feeling healthy and energetic.
New home sizes have steadily increased from approximately 1,100 average square feet in the 1940s and 1950s to over 2,400 square feet in 2005.27, 28 At the same time, even as home sizes have increased, home building techniques have resulted in “tighter,” more energy-efficient homes that unfortunately also allow a greater build-up of indoor air pollution.
Here's some statistics and useful information from AirAdvice.