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JOIN US TO CREATE HEALTHY INDOOR AIR & BETTER LUNG HEALTH FOR FAMILIES

Many people are not aware that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than the air we breathe outdoors. The American Lung Association aims to change that with its HomeAir Matters program.

Protect Your Family and Get Expert Guidance

We have partnered with technology providers to make it easy for you and your family to continuously monitor and improve your indoor air quality.

WHAT CAUSES UNHEALTHY INDOOR AIR?

Poor air quality can come from many sources:

  • Gas appliances
  • Chemicals found in many common household products
  • Tobacco and wood smoke
  • Outdoor pollution that gets trapped
  • Soil gases such as radon
  • Pet dander
  • Lead, dirt, and dust which contains chemicals such as benzene, asbestos, and/or formaldehyde
  • Mold

Unlike smog, you generally can't see or smell bad indoor air. Yet it is just as harmful to lung health as the worst outdoor air pollution. Repeated exposure to unhealthy indoor air can make chronic lung problems worse - for example asthma and COPD.

Those especially at risk include:

  • Infants and children
  • Seniors
  • Those with chronic respiratory conditions
  • Low income individuals

The Environmental Protection Agency has warned that indoor air quality in America is 8 to 10 times worse than outdoor air quality. There is hope to have a healthier home. The HomeAir Matters program can guide you step-by-step to reduce whatever pollution Is in your home, making it easy and budget friendly.

MORE RESOURCES

You can use the links below to learn more about the risks of poor indoor air quality.

American Lung Association

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Environmental Working Group

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

HOW IT WORKS

A small, state-of-the-art indoor air quality monitor continuously measures the temperature, humidity, CO2, particulate matter, and volatile compounds in your home.

The monitor signals when air quality is poor and keeps a running trend of each type of air quality measurement. View this data online or through a smartphone app that comes with the program.

Based on characteristics of your home, your air quality trends, and your activities, the program makes recommendations to reduce pollution.

Pricing: we have obtained reduced pricing for monitors and made access to home experts as reasonable as possible.

Watch the video to see how it all works!

Click below for more information and to sign up.

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