We spend more than 90 percent of our time indoors and indoor air can be up to 50 times more polluted than outdoor air. In homes, offices and schools, indoor air pollutants consist of outdoor pollutants that infiltrate buildings but are also generated by our own activities.
Indoor pollutants can include, for example, fine and ultrafine combustion particles and gases from copying papers, fireplaces, candles, air fresheners, textiles, furniture, paint and detergents, for instance:
- Every day we eat about 1 kg of food
- We drink approximately 2 litres of liquids
- We breathe 25 kg of air.
You are probably quite conscious about what you eat and drink, but do you know if every breath you take is really healthy clean air?