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

Many people are not aware that indoor air is 8 times more polluted than the air we breathe outdoors. The American Lung Association aims to change that with its HomeAir Matters campaign.

Protect Your Family and Earn Rewards

We have partnered with indoor air quality monitoring firms HomeLab and AirBoxLab to make it easy you and your family to continusously monitor and improve your indoor air quality.

You earn rewards in the form of product discounts just for using your indoor air quality monitor.

WHAT CAUSES UNHEALTHY INDOOR AIR?

Poor air quality can come from many sources:

  • Mold
  • Chemicals found in many common household products
  • Secondhand smoke
  • Pet dander
  • Lead, dirt, and dust which contains chemicals such as benzene, asbestos, and/or formaldehyde
  • Radon

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.

MORE RESOURCES

You can use the links below to learn more about the risks of poor indoor air quality. American Lung Association Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Environmental Working Group Environmental Protection Agency

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. You can view this data on a smartphone app that comes with the air quality monitor.

Based on a self assessment, your air quality trends, your activities and your home's physical structure, the app makes recommendations for no or low cost recommendations to help you improve overall indoor air quality.

As a reward for your participation and actions, you earn points which can be redeemed for discounts on products that can help enhance your indoor air quality.

Watch the video to see how it all works!

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