Here’s a few facts about indoor air quality you may not be aware of!
- 16 ounces equals one pound
- 40 pounds of dust are in the average house
- 42,000 dust mites are in one ounce of dust
- 20 times a day a dust mite defecates
- 520,000,000 fecal pellets can become airborne
- from those 42,000 dust mites are in each ounce of dust
- 18 lbs of skin that a human sheds each year
- 400 square feet of duct in the average home
This means you have the equivalent of a 20×20 room in your home that has not been cleaned since your home was built.
Here’s a cool fact: if left untended, your pillow would gain 2lbs every year from skin and dust mites and your mattress would double in weight in 10 years.
The EPA states: We spend 90% of our time indoors. Studies have shown that indoor air is 2 to5 times, and as high as 100 times more hazardous to your health than outdoor air.
To schedule an appointment with a Comfort Advisor to improve your indoor air quality, please contact us at 717-299-5641 or email us.
1. The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality. U.S. EPA/Office of Air and Radiation. Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (6609J) Cosponsored with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, EPA 402-K-93-007.
2. Buildings and their Impact on the Environment: A Statistical Summary. U.S. EPA Green Building Publication. Revised April 22, 2009
3. U.S. Centers for Disease Control