Source: Pellawi.com | Repost Fadely 3/20/2020 –
When you spend all winter living in Wisconsin, you’re likely to open up all the windows you can once the temperature gets anywhere near 50 degrees.
Good for you! That’s actually a great idea. Fresh air from opening your windows can benefit your body, your mind, the atmosphere of your home, and your wallet.
Here’s how …
Opening Windows Can Clear Your Home Of Indoor Pollutants
When you hear about pollution, you probably picture smoggy skies, car exhaust, and smokestacks pouring filth into the air. However, it’s now well-established that the air inside your home often contains more toxins than outside air.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission states on its website:
“In the last several years, 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.”
That’s bad news for those of us who spend most of our day inside.
One reason indoor air quality is worse is the rate of dilution. If the air outside were an olympic size swimming pool, your house would be more like a thimble of water. Pollutants simply become more concentrated inside a building.
Pollutants released from things like fireplaces, water heaters, gas ovens, and space heaters all get trapped in your home.