It’s a strange world out there: You may not like your job, but are you ALLERGIC to it? Damp environments, poorly maintained heating and air-conditioning systems and carpeting may contribute to poor indoor air quality that can make you sick. Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors, where they are repeatedly exposed to indoor allergens and airborne particles that can lead to respiratory problems.
Researcher Doug Garrett says, “If there was just one thing I could do to fix buildings, it would be to change the relative humidity. Moisture leads to conditions that are conducive to dust mites and mold, as well as bacteria, yeast and other living organisms.”
Kids have the worst asthma and researcher Jeffrey May warns that “many schools shampoo their carpeting right before school starts at the end of summer when it
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