Pollution has been on an alarming rise in the past decade. The quality of the outdoor air has caused severe health problems in the residents ranging from respiratory disorders like asthma to the more debilitating mental, cognitive and stress disorders. Last year in January, the residents of the suburban salt lake city apartments witnessed thick unhealthy smog settled over the area for several days – a direct effect of the pollutants present in the air.
But what’s more aggravating is the amount of indoor pollutants that we live with every day. Paints, plastics, cleaning solutions, rubber, synthetic fibers and a lot of other things that your indoors are made of release toxic carbon compounds in your indoor air – formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide, xylene and methanol to name a few.