What the Leading Experts Are Saying...

The Experts Agree: Pollutants causing sick building syndrome, mold, mildew, excess moisture and allergies can
be significantly reduced with a
mechanical ventilation system.

THE PROBLEM:
Sick Building Syndrome

"The term "sick building syndrome" (SBS) is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified." -EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

Indoor Air Pollution

"Air pollution contributes to lung disease, including respiratory tract infections, asthma, and lung cancer. Lung disease claims close to 335,000 lives in America every year and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Over the last decade, the death rate for lung disease has risen faster than for almost any other major disease." -American Lung Association

"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."
-EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

"Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma... In addition, it can cause headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue." -American Lung Association

"Biological pollutants, including molds, bacteria, viruses, pollen, dust mites, and animal dander promote poor indoor air quality... leading to breathing problems." -American Lung Association

What Causes Indoor Air Problems?

New construction and tighter homes:

"By tightening up buildings, we may be transforming them into virtual gas chambers."
–Dr. George Burch, Tulane University Medical School

Poor ventilation:

"If too little outdoor air enters a home, pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort problems." -EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

"Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home. -EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

High Humidity:

"High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants." - EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

Biological Contaminants:

"Biological contaminants include bacteria, molds, mildew, viruses, animal dander ...Contaminated central air handling systems can become breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and other sources of biological contaminants and can then distribute these contaminants through the home (See www.epa.gov/mold )." -EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

How Can I Tell If My Home Has A Problem?

"Be aware of the presence of odors that signify excessive moisture or mold growths. If you notice a musty smell in your house, contact a qualified inspector to determine the source." -www.Moldupdate.com

"Mold growth, which often looks like spots, can be many different colors, and can smell musty. If you can see or smell mold, a health risk may be present." -CDC (Center for Disease Control)
  


Dr. David Skoner discusses mold and damp basement concerns


 

THE SOLUTION:
For a cleaner, happier, healthier home!

What Do the Experts Recommend?

Ventilation:

"Good ventilation reduces indoor air pollution." -American Lung Association

"Increasing ventilation rates and air distribution often can be a cost effective means of reducing indoor pollutant levels." -EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

"Advanced designs of new homes are starting to feature mechanical systems that bring outdoor air into the home." -EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

Air Cleaners:

"The effectiveness of an air cleaner depends on how well it collects pollutants from indoor air (expressed as a percentage efficiency rate)." -EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

Humidity Control:

"Keep humidity levels low." -American Lung Association

"Keep humidity level in house between 40% and 60%." -CDC (Center for Disease Control)

"By controlling the relative humidity level in a home, the growth of some sources of biologicals can be minimized." -EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

In harmony with the above recommendations by the leading experts, a Basement Ventilation Humidity Control System can help to significantly improve the air quality in your home...for a cleaner, happier, healthier home for you and your family.

 

 

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