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Our environmental health is critical to assess, especially when spending much time indoors with poor ventilation (as we ALL should be doing now with “shelter-in-place”!).
In northern California, we are lucky to have excellent outdoor air quality (on average), and our INDOOR air quality is often times worse!
While spending time indoors during “shelter-in-place”, take a moment to consider the sources of many indoor toxins, including:
- Formaldehyde (pressed wood products – particleboard, cabinetry, flooring)
- Carbon monoxide
- Particulate matter
- Secondhand smoke
- Lead (contaminated dust, aerosolized when removing old paint)
- Naphthalene (mothballs, etc.)
Recognize that many of these are all over our houses, especially in furniture and anything else treated with flame retardants!
Much of these air pollutants can be cleared from the house by simply opening the window!
So – during “shelter-in-place” PLEASE open your windows! If your window opens directly into a neighbor’s window, don’t open that window though.
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