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As the temperatures drop, we inevitably find ourselves spending more time indoors in the winter months. The potential impact of indoor air quality on our health is important.
Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consistently ranks indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health.
Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency Director Ashley Featherstone and Coordinatior Betsy Brown recently held a seminar for Buncombe employees to learn more about key pollutants, what you can do to minimize them, and ways to improve your indoor environment naturally.
Whether it’s radon, asbestos, mold, click here for a presentation that shares more about common indoor air pollutants and how to minimize them.
Interested in sharing this information with your organization? Contact AB Air Quality at 250-6777.