What are
contaminants?

We spend 90% of our time indoors

Contaminants?

Good indoor air quality (IAQ) directly affects the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common contaminants indoors can help reduce your risk of air quality health concerns. Contaminants or pollutants cause the air you breathe to become unhealthy. Ventilation, inhabitants, use of space and household items all contribute to indoor air quality.

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Understand your indoor air quality by monitoring 6 important contaminants:

1

RADON

Decrease exposure to this odorless, radioactive gas found in all buildings and homes. It is the number one cause of lung ­cancer amongst non-smokers but can be managed with long-term, continuous monitoring.

2

Total VOCS

TVOCs are odors and chemicals emitted from many everyday products, including cleaners, paints and furniture, cosmetics, hobby products, cooking and even human breath.

3

CO2

CO2 is an invisible gas that ­comes from human breath. It can ­cause headaches, restlessness and drowsiness as well as ­affect ­decision-making skills. High ­levels are correlated to low productivity, absenteeism and infectious disease transmission.

4

HUMIDITY

Too much or too little humidity can affect allergies, asthma and cold or flu symptoms. When humidity levels are too high, mold and rot will occur. Low humidity levels cause static electricity, dry skin and hair, and increased susceptibility to colds and respiratory illness.

5

TEMPERATURE

Indoor temperatures can affect performance, mood and comfort level. Individual sleep patterns are also affected by indoor air temperature.

6

PRESSURE

Barometric pressure is the ­pressure given by the ­ atmosphere at any given point. It is known as the “weight of the air” and changes depending on your elevation, as well as weather patterns.

In numbers

radon

Approximately 21,000 people in the US and 20,000 in the EU die from radon-related lung cancer every year.

tvoc

Studies have found that levels of VOCs average 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors.

co2

An increase of 400ppm in CO2 caused cognitive function to decline by 21%, seriously impairing judgment and decision-making.

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Monitor indoor air quality

Making small changes to your every day habits can make a big impact on the health of your air. Take control of the air you breathe by monitoring indoor air quality in homes, schools, offices, and all other indoor spaces.

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