Friday, October 3, 2008

Is Your Air at Home Unhealthy? A Checklist

Be alert for these signs, suggested by the national non-profit campaign, Healthy Indoor Air for America's Homes:

* Unusual and noticeable odors, stale or stuffy air

* Noticeable lack of air movement

* Dirty or faulty central heating or air conditioning equipment

* Damaged flue pipes or chimneys

* Unvented combustion air sources for fossil fuel appliances

* Excessive humidity

* Tightly constructed or remodeled home

* Presence of molds and mildew

* Health reaction after remodeling, weatherizing, using new furniture, use of household or hobby products, or moving into a new home

* Feeling noticeably healthier outside the home

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