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The Environmental Protection Agency states - "In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors."

Common Pollutants found in Homes:
Viruses and Bacteria Viruses & Bacteria - Crowded conditions with poor air circulation can promote the spread of infectious diseases. Some bacteria & viruses thrive in buildings and circulate through indoor ventilation systems. For example, the bacterium causing Legionnaire's disease, a serious & sometimes lethal infection, and Pontiac Fever, a flu-like illness, have circulated in some large buildings. Dust Mites Dust Mites - Ninety percent of the population that experience any allergy-based sensitivities react to the dust mite allergen. Once produced, the allergens settle into fabrics and carpet. The dust mite allergen remains potent for approximately 9 months. Individuals come into contact with the allergen after some activity like vacuuming, dusting, or making beds has “stirred-up” the area and caused the allergen to become airborne. Molds and Mildew Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce, just as plants produce seeds. Mold spores waft through the air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. When excessive moisture accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur. Molds can trigger asthma episodes in individuals with an allergic reaction to mold.
Other Indoor pollutants: Combustion contaminants, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide.
Organic compounds such as formaldehyde, fragrance products, pesticides, solvents, cleaning agents.
Airborne Heavy metals, lead and mercury vapor. Natural and Synthetic gasses like Radon.
Eco-$mart Solutions:
Ventilation - In the past homes depended on natural leaks for ventilation to avoid the build-up of indoor air pollution. Today's energy efficient buildings reduce the amount of natural leaks. Controlled ventilation provides adequate building ventilation without comprising efficiency. Dehumidification - By keeping the relative humidity below 50%, Mold & Mildew will not have the moist conditions required for them to grow.

Dust Mites will also be eliminated because they need a relative humidity of 50% or higher to survive.

UV Air Purification - Ultraviolet Air Purifiers will destroy bio-chemical contaminants such as mold, mildew, fungus spores, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, solvents and secondhand smoke. UV Air Purifiers also irradiate viruses and bacteria such as legionella and tuberculosis.
Mold Preventing Interior System - A complete line of products for interior finishing of walls and ceilings that naturally prevents condensation and moisture accumulation. Interior boards, reveal boards and trim work together to create a monolithic surface that fights the formation of mold and helps clean room air. With the application of various coatings and plasters, walls and ceilings can be finished to support and even enhance the mold preventing properties of the board.
Eco-$mart can help you find the perfect air quality solution for your home or building. Most of our Indoor Air Quality Products are designed to work with your existing Heating/Cooling system. We offer free consultation and can help you find qualified installers in your area.

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