Facts about Indoor Air Quality

  • People spend more than 90% of their time indoors.
  • Indoor air is up to 5 times more polluted than outside air.
  • EPA has ranked indoor air quality as one of the top 5 environmental health risks.
  • Asthma has increased 160% in the past 15 years.
  • 50 percent of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by poor indoor air quality.
  • Indoor levels of air pollutants can be 2-5 times higher, and occasionally 100 times higher, than outdoor levels.
  • More than 60% of hospitality facilities (restaurants, hotels, etc.) in the Canada have poor IAQ.

Being Proactive about your Indoor Air Quality

  • Eliminate individual sources of pollution or reduce their emissions.
  • Increase the amount of outdoor air coming indoors (ventilation)
  • Continuous use of an air cleaner that captures and destroys harmful particles and microorganisms.
  • Using a HEPA vacuum at least once a week to clean your carpeted areas
  • Ensure you are replacing the air filters for your heating, cooling and air cleaning systems.
  • Don’t forget to clean and maintain your A/C and heating duct work.