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Cape Coral, Florida October 31, 2008 -- It is becoming more and more evident the greatest threat from air pollution comes from our homes and places of business. While outdoor air pollution is a big concern, indoor air pollution is a far greater problem.
Americans spend nearly 90% of their time indoors and common products we use in the home and office is contributing to a serious air pollution problem. Everyday cleaning products, cooking indoors and having our garages attached to our homes have all contributed to the ever growing indoor air pollution problem.
As manufacturers come up with more and more products for consumers to buy, they are adding pollutants to the air. The advent of wall to wall carpeting had been a major contributer to air pollution. Not only does it harbor bacteria, mold and microscopic pests, it gives off toxic chemicals from the fibers. Use of air fresheners, aerosol hair products, electrical appliances, closet fresheners, scented candles and deodorants also give off toxic chemicals.
Another major source of indoor air pollution is the increased popularity of air conditioning units. Newer homes are built to be more energy-efficient, but they also do not allow fresh air to circulate. Toxins that escape into the air are continually re-circulated through the air conditioning unit. Most air filters only remove about 10% of these pollutants. Dust, pollen, mold spores, animal dander an bacteria found in homes is constantly circulated through the air conditioning system. To make matters worse, all these pollutants gather in the air conditioning duct work , a dark moist environment where they can continue to grow and be recirculated throughout the home.
It is a well known fact that allergies can be traced to the mold spores that grow in air conditioning units. Even dead mold can cause allergic reactions in some individuals.
Keeping your air conditioning unit well maintained. Ductwork should be professionally cleaned with a EPA registered biocide every 6-12 months and the unit cleaned every 3-7 years.
It is imperative that home owners become educated about indoor air pollution . A free report "Simple Steps You Can Take To Help Reduce Pollution" is available on this new website and a guide to pollution related to air conditioning is also available free of charge.
For additional information on air conditioning pollution, skype BeverlySaltonstall or visit http://pollutionwebsite.com/
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