Homeowner's Learning Center
The air inside your home is invisible. So how do you know it’s unhealthy? Unlike dirt and dust that you can see, then vacuum or wipe away, knowing how clean your indoor air is harder to measure. If you have big concerns, you can contact an air quality specialist who can test for specific contaminants and provide a detailed report. Or, you can use common sense, and recognize some of the simple signs that you have a problem.
The Canadian Lung Association recommends that everyone should make healthy air a goal. Canadians spend 90 percent of their time indoors and when the indoor air quality is poor, it can have an impact on everyone’s health and greatly affect people suffering from asthma, allergies or lung disease. To ensure you have good indoor air quality, you need to control the source of any pollutants and bring fresh air into your home or apartment, i.e. ventilate it.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency," the potential impact of indoor air quality on human health nationally can be considerable for several reasons”: