Indoor Air Is Not As Clean As You Think

We all know how polluted the air outside is, especially if we live in big cities. But if you think that the air inside our homes, offices, schools, and any other building is any cleaner, you’re in for a big surprise.

Research shows that indoor air can actually be more polluted than outside air.

Then again, it’s not really surprising given the myriad of pollutants that ruin indoor air.

The streets have exhaust from countless vehicles; the inside of a home has cleaning products, which are loaded with harmful chemicals.

Factory fumes can taint the air in the countryside, cigarette smoke in restaurants and clubs exposes everyone there to thousands of toxins.

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are rising to unseen before levels, while the gas stoves, ovens, and heaters that we use in our homes can put us at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if they spring a leak.

Indoor areas are also incredibly prone to mold, which forms when there is excessive moisture. And if you have cats or dogs at home, then you’re dealing with pet dander on a daily basis.

Sure, an AC system can do a lot to make the atmosphere indoors more comfortable, especially when it’s subjected to regular maintenance and when necessary, professional air conditioning repair. However, comfortable is no guarantee that the air is clean. As long as there are pollutants indoors, the air inside won’t be as clean or as breathable as you want it to be.

You really need to be concerned about poor indoor air quality because it can trigger health issues. Respiratory illnesses, allergies, and heart disease are some of the health problems that poor indoor air quality can cause.

Check out the infographic below if you want to know more facts about indoor air quality.

Facts About Indoor Air Quality

Interested in booking a shuttle with us? Booking a bus should be simple. We offer charter buses and commuting options so that you can have a smooth event or get employees to their destination on time, every time. Whether you want to tour wine country, hit the slopes at Mt. Hood, or just get a lift to the airport, ecoShuttle has an environmentally friendly solution to meet your needs. Use our online quote form to build a custom trip plan, or choose one of our specialty tours for a truly unique Portland experience.

Holiday Gift Ideas

Happy Friday Blog Readers!

The cold wintery season is certainly upon us. Hopefully everyone is staying warm and safe. I love the holiday season, but, if you’re anything like me, you’re scrambling around like a crazy person trying to find gifts for loved ones. I have found that shopping for parents is never easy. But if you live in the Portland area, I have some great ideas for you. Continue reading Holiday Gift Ideas

Summer is going too fast!

Happy Friday Blog Readers!

I hope summer is treating you well! As far as I am concerned, the summer is going a little too fast. The upside, however, is that football season is nearly upon us (though my girlfriend would probably disagree that that is an upside). Continue reading Summer is going too fast!