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What Is Air Pollution?

According to the World Health Organization, Air pollution is the contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.

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How Does Pollution Impact Your Air Quality?

Certain household items, as well as motor vehicles, manufacturing factories, other industrial facilities, and forest fires, are common sources of outdoor air pollution. Pollutants of major public health concern include particulate matter, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. Outdoor and indoor air pollution cause respiratory and other diseases and are important sources of morbidity and mortality. Scientific data gathered by WHO shows that almost all of the global population (99%) breathe air that exceeds WHO guideline limits and contains high levels of pollutants. High-traffic areas cause significant air pollution from motor vehicles, trapping emissions close to the ground and ultimately entering an occupied dwelling through open doors and windows.

Causes of Air Pollution

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There is an extensive list of causes of outdoor air pollution. The major outdoor pollution sources include cooking and heating, motor vehicles, power generation, agriculture and waste management, and the manufacturing industry. As populations increase, air pollution follows. The demand to uphold the energy and other needs of the people has put a toll on our environment and our overall health.

Your Health Is At Risk
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We spend around 90% of our time indoors. The air we breathe indoors can be up to 5 times more polluted than the outdoor air with the inclusion of DIY projects, painting, self-care products, cooking, cleaning products, and more. Whether short-term or long-term exposure to poor outdoor and indoor air quality, your health is at risk. Common health issues associated with poor air quality are allergies related issues, as well as strokes, heart diseases, lung cancer, and acute and chronic respiratory diseases. Around 2.4 billion people are exposed to dangerous levels of indoor air pollution while using open fireplaces or simple stoves for cooking fuelled by kerosene, biomass (wood, animal dung, and crop waste), and even coal. The combined effects of outdoor and indoor air pollution are associated with around 7 million premature deaths annually.

How Does Fresh Air Matters Clean Your Air?

Fresh Air Matters understands the necessity for clean indoor air. Whether you're suffering from allergy-related health issues or you're attempting to prevent long-term exposure to indoor airborne pollutants and contaminants by cleaning your air, we offer local plans, services, air purifiers, and much more to help you create a healthy indoor environment. Fresh Air Matters has revolutionized the indoor air quality industry by focusing on the indoor air quality of the entire dwelling, not just specific aspects of the air you breathe. A common misunderstanding is that the HVAC system is solely responsible for the quality of your indoor air. Although the efficiency of your HVAC system does impact your air quality, it is not the only thing you should focus on. We help maintain the efficiency of your system by offering air filter replacement plans, and other aspects of HVAC maintenance that include coil cleaning and whole home and UV light installation. However, by offering air duct cleaning, carpet cleaning, air purifiers, air quality readers, and other indoor air quality products, we help you capture, eliminate and remove the indoor airborne allergens, pollutants, and contaminants negatively impacting your overall health.

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