Most of us take the air we breathe for granted. Unless we have allergies or other health-related issues that force us to pay attention, we typically don’t give air quality much thought. I have friends and family members who rely on inhalers or allergy medications, but I still have never really paid attention to “air quality” and what it means.
I like to think of myself as a healthy person – I exercise regularly, eat healthy foods (most of the time…), take vitamins, get enough sleep, even subscribe to health magazines. I’m a young adult who cares a lot about my health and feel like I'm in-tune with how to stay healthy. So why don’t I worry about the air I breathe? After all, I only eat three times a day and workout four times a week, but I’m breathing in air 24/7. So why am I not more concerned about something as important as the air I breathe?
This blog will capture my journey into the world of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and will document everything I learn along the way, all from the honest perspective of a health-conscious young adult who is starting with next to no knowledge of IAQ. I know I have a lot to learn, but also know that I have everything to gain if I want to continue to live a healthy lifestyle. I hope you'll join me on this journey and check back in to learn along with me about the impact of IAQ.