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February is Designated as 'National Care About Your Indoor Air' Month
Date:2/7/2008

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purifier in the rooms where they spend the most time, such as the

bedroom and the living area (family room, living room, den, or home

office). Portable air purifiers can help circulate the air in a room,

usually several times per hour -- helping to reduce stuffy, stale air.

"The Healthy House Institute (HHI) strives to be the most comprehensive online educational resource available for creating healthier homes," said Allen Rathey, president of HHI. "We support these efforts to bring broader consumer awareness to the issues surrounding indoor air quality and its potential impact on consumer health and safety."

Did You Know?

-- The EPA ranks poor indoor air quality among the top five environmental

risks to public health.

-- On average, adults take 900 breaths an hour -- or more than 21,600

breaths a day.

-- Even in the cleanest of homes, indoor air can be dirty. Indoor air

pollution can be triggered by factors all around us, including dust,

pet dander, mold/mildew, pollen and tobacco smoke. Microscopic

particulates can be inhaled deep into the lungs, posing potential

health risks for even healthy adults and children.

-- According to the EPA, poor indoor air quality can cause lack of

concentration in school children.

-- According to the American Lung Association, asthma (which can be

triggered by either indoor or outdoor air pollution) accounts for an

estimated three million lost workdays for adults and 10.1 million lost

school days for children each year. Asthma costs our nation $16.1

billion in health care costs annually.

-- Approximately 160 million Americans are breathing unhealthy air --

children and seniors are the age groups most at risk.

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