Healthy Home Q & A
with WiselyGreen.com’s Green Living Coach & Healthy House Specialist, P.S. Orr
Feel free to comment, ask a question or simply be curious! There’s a whole lot of people who need, already live in or are looking to build, remodel or improve a home for their health’s sake…so, here we are for your FREE Q & A’s! I’m here to help…
Q: How Bad Is the Air Quality in a Typical Home?
A: Research has already shown that the indoor air in a modern home is commonly more polluted than if you were sitting in a traffic jam with your windows down in the most industrialized city.
Hard to believe, but unfortunately, it’s true. And not only is the air quality poor, but people tend to live, work and play indoors up to 90% of the time, which can cause even more problems by prolonged exposure to poor air. In fact, the EPA states that, “Common toxic chemicals found in homes are three times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor pollutants.”
Also, it’s been shown that almost every American carries at least 30 chemicals stored in the fatty tissue of their bodies as a result of constant exposure to chemicals in a variety of ways.
Exposure to indoor pollutants is often the cause of many health problems that can only be addressed by consciously creating a healthy home space in which to live.
Fortunately, there is much more public awareness as well as a growing number of healthy building professionals and environmental health experts who emphasize this need to the average homeowner.
Building or remodeling a healthy home or living space should be a priority in today’s modern building era of tightly built homes and chemical laden interiors.
It wasn’t until I suffered a serious exposure to toxic building materials that I realized the real dangers of today’s indoor air pollution first hand. If you’re interested in learning more about building or remodeling a healthy home, you can pick up my book here or contact us with your questions or comments. Feel free to leave a comment below as well.