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  • Ninety-two percent of the world population breathe polluted air, and about 7 million deaths are attributed to air pollution each year; a toxic environment is responsible for 1 of every 4 deaths reported worldwide
  • Indoor air pollution can be as dangerous, or more, than outdoor air pollution. Indoor air is often more contaminated to begin with, and most people spend over 90 percent of their time indoors
  • The level of air pollution in your home can be two to five times higher than outside, and some of the pollutants you breathe can be as much as 100 times more concentrated indoors
  • Two primary sources of indoor air pollution are the materials used to construct the building itself and everything in it, including your furniture, and chemical products you bring into your home
  • Airtight modern buildings need to be properly ventilated to prevent or reduce the buildup of indoor air pollution. One of the easiest ways to improve your indoor air quality is to open your windows every day

By Dr. Mercola

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 92 percent of the world population breathe polluted air,1 and about 7 million deaths are attributed to air pollution each year. Overall, a toxic environment is responsible for at least 1 of every 4 deaths reported worldwide, and air pollution is the greatest contributor to this risk. Your body is dependent on the air you breathe and poor air quality can cause serious damage to your lungs, heart and other organ systems.


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