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Why Indoor Air Quality Is So Important

Posted on Tue, Nov 20, 2018

When we think about pollutants, we often think about those found outside whether in the air, the ground, or in waterways. Indoor air quality, though, is just as vital to our everyday lives and health, and the pollutants found inside should concern us just as much, if not more.

Let’s take a look at some information on indoor air quality standards, classifications, and more to highlight what families need to know about their indoor air quality and why utilizing a fresh air ventilation system is key.

The Value of a Fresh Air Exchange System

Breathing quality indoor air is critical for good health. Most Americans spend a significant amount of time indoors—either in the home, office or other types of buildings—where gases, chemicals and other pollutants can cause headaches, eye irritation, allergies and fatigue. Serious pollutants can cause certain types of cancers and other long-term health complications.

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Tags: Indoor Air Pollutants, Indoor Air Pollution, Common Indoor Air Pollutants

RecoupAerator Installed in Massachusetts' First Passive House

Posted on Wed, Aug 10, 2011

UltimateAir and the RecoupAerator have been featured in the Green Building Advisor’s latest blog article, “Matt Beaton’s Fill-Court Passivhaus Press." 

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Tags: indoor air quality, Indoor Air Pollution, Passive House, passivhaus

What you need to know about Volatile Organic Compounds

Posted on Wed, Apr 27, 2011

Volatile organic compounds are toxic gas emissions from solid and liquid sources that can be harmful to health that are indoor air pollutants . VOC sources include but are not limited to: paints, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials and office equipment such as copiers, printers, glues and adhesives, permanent markers, and photographic solutions. All of these products give off invisible gases that can be toxic.

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Tags: Indoor Air Pollutants, Indoor Air Pollution

Allergy, Asthma Triggers, and your Indoor Air Quality

Posted on Wed, Apr 20, 2011

According to the Environmental Protection Agency roughly 25 million people suffer from asthma each year. Seven million of these sufferers are children. Air pollutants commonly found in homes, schools and other buildings trigger asthma symptoms such as chest tightness, wheezing, coughing and breathing problems. Left untreated, asthma attacks can be life-threatening.

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Tags: Indoor Air Pollutants, Indoor Air Pollution, Common Indoor Air Pollutants