As technology has advanced, our homes have advanced with it. Those drafty houses of the past have been replaced by new, energy-efficient homes. While this “sealing up” of our homes has saved us money, the downside is that we now seldom breathe "fresh" air like we should. This is complicated by the fact that we now spend 90% of our lives inside.
No matter how good a housekeeper you are, your home is
filled with air pollutants. Dust particles, mold spores, animal
hair, dander, pollen, dust mites, cleaning chemicals, exhaust
fumes, carbon monoxide, virus and bacteria.
Add to these culprits the scores of chemical
irritants lurking about...in your carpets, behind the
walls, even in the cleanser and waxes you use to
keep your house clean.
Air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, even furnaces
give these germs, vapors and particles a free ride
around your house and into the air you breathe.