Indoor air quality (IAQ) is equally – if not more – important than outdoor air quality when it comes to people’s health. Many studies and research have shown that IAQ is frequently much worse than outdoor air quality in even some of the most polluted areas, such as city centers. In fact, the indoor air in our schools, offices, commercial malls and factories can be twice, or even five times more polluted than outdoor air.
It’s not only the quality of the air that matters, but also the amount of time we spend in it. We’re spending more and more of our time indoor . But instead of being safer from pollutants, we’re more exposed than ever and despite greater awareness of airborne diseases, we continue to share contaminated air in public spaces.