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The Facts About Clean Air

Here are some little known facts about the air inside many homes:

What contributes to poor indoor air quality?

Today's homes are built energy efficient to "hold" air inside - avoiding heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Of course, what's better for your energy bills isn't necessarily better for indoor air quality. This type of construction doesn't allow the home to breathe. Opening a window isn't always the answer - that's when the air cleaner can help, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies.

Sources of air pollution

Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke is one of the smallest allergens, and for years the EPA has reported the link between second-hand smoke and health effects.

Pollen

Pollen comes from trees, flowers and grass, and even opening a door can allow millions of these particles into a home. Some people are particularly sensitive to the presence of certain pollen particles.

Animal dander

People who are allergic to cats and dogs are actually allergic to the dander flakes their pets shed. Dander can remain in a home long after the presence of the host animal.

Mold and mildew

Typically found in the shower, kitchen or basement, these sneaky plant spores also grow any place that's warm and humid.

For more information on Residential Air Cleaners visit: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/airclean.html

To receive additional information, please call the CADR toll-free number of 800-267-3138