Bangkok, Thailand, March 8, 2019- The recent cloud of toxic smog that blanketed Bangkok’s skyline and choked our lungs was a harsh wake-up call for everyone in the country. Now donning an industrial-grade face mask on the streets might make you feel safer, but did you know that the air we breathe every day at home, school or the office can be just as unhealthy? So how can we protect our health and prevent the air in our homes from becoming a deadly cocktail of airborne pollutants? Let’s take a look at why we need proper indoor air quality solutions in our modern lives and how they protect our whole family.
An Invisible Threat Lurking Indoors
Every day, we spend the majority of our time indoors at home and in other buildings for work, study, leisure and rest. The World Health Organization (WHO) claims indoor air quality plays a significant part in our general state of health, especially for children, elderly people and other vulnerable groups. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns that chronic exposure to indoor pollutants can have dire long-term effects like respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer.