Friday, November 16, 2007

Improve The Air You Breathe

According to the EPA Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. Unfortunately, the quality of this indoor air can actually be more polluted than the outside air and cause health problems including headaches, dizziness, irritation, asthma, and other allergy-like symptoms.

However, your indoor air quality (IAQ) can be improved not only by choosing non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products (see previous blog posting), but also by keeping your bathroom well ventilated. A properly working bathroom fan will help control moisture, prevent the growth of mold and mildew (which aggravate asthma and allergies), and remove unpleasant odors and other pollutants.

If you’re looking to purchase a new fan check out ENERGY STAR’s bathroom ventilation fan. It has a built-in light, uses 70% less energy than standard fans and is relatively quiet. This is an especially great product for small businesses whose fans are continually running. It can help save up to $75 each year – visit ENERGY STAR’s website to read about success stories.

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