Indoor Air Quality

Allergies & Asthma
  • 40 Pounds of dust are created annually in the average home.
  • Each ounce of dust contains about 40,000 dust mites, one of the most common household allergens.
  • Up to 72 trillion allergens find their way into homes every day.
  • 28 million Americans suffer from hay fever and other allergies.
  • 15 million Americans have asthma, including 1 in 13 school-age children.
  • In the last 30 years, the number of asthma cases has gone up 60%.
  • 54% of single-family homes with children have someone with a respiratory ailment.

Indoor Air Quality
  • The EPA’s list of environmental risks to public health cites indoor air pollution as #5.
  • 87% of American homeowners are not aware that pollution may be worse inside their homes that outdoors.
  • Children inhale 50% more air per pound of body weight than adults, so they are especially sensitive to air quality problems.
  • 30% of newly constructed and remodeled facilities have indoor air quality problems.
  • Tobacco smoke contains more that 4,000 compounds, many of which are strong irritants.