Healthy

 

"What is a healthy house?"

A “healthy house” is a dwelling wherein construction materials, furnishings, and operating systems do not contribute to the ill health of its residents.

-http://www.src-mn.org/what-s-healthy-house

Learning Center

“Asthma Facts:32.6 million people in the UnitedStates — more than 1 in 10 Americans — have had asthma at some point in their lives. • 22.2 million people, 1 in every 14 Americans, are currently diagnosed with asthma. • 12.2 million people had an asthma attack last year. • 4,000 Americans die every year from asthma­related complications. • Asthma costs the nation $19.7 billion every year.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

“EPA studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor air levels of many pollutants may be 2–5 times and on occasion more than 100 times, higher than outdoor levels.”

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

“Most people spend about 90% of their time indoors. And, those most susceptible to indoor air pollution are the ones who are home the most: children, the elderly and those with chronic illnesses.”

National Safety Council

“Building dampness and mold are associated with increases of 30%-50% in a variety of respiratory and asthma-related outcomes.  These results support a recommendation to prevent building dampness and mold problems…”

A study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

“In recent years, comparative risk studies performed by the EPA and its Science Advisory Board (SAB) have consistently ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health.”

EPA and its Science Advisory Board (SAB)