There is much concern regarding air pollution in our towns and cities, but we rarely hear about the danger we face from the air we breathe indoors, and the impact it can have on our health. Current research suggests that the air in our home can be up to 10 times more polluted than our outdoor environment. If our home can make us sick, then it's time to solve the problem.
Indoor pollutants in dust and air are generated from environmental tobacco smoke, building materials, furniture, computers, printers, cleaning and hygiene products, cooking and many indoor activities.
As the average person spends over 90% of their time indoors, they face daily and long-term exposure to home toxins. The worst hit are the most vulnerable: the young, the elderly and the chronically ill, especially those suffering from respiratory conditions.
It's alarming to think that the UK has the highest asthma rate in the Western world, and with poor indoor air quality posing such a significant risk, our aim is to provide you with the knowledge and the power to manage the health of your home environment. With our collaborative research partners, Imperial College, our motivation is to improve the overall health of the UK, and relieve the strain on the overburdened NHS.