According to the EPA and American Medical Association (AMA), studies indicate that indoor levels of many pollutants may be 25 times and occasionally more than 200 times higher than outdoor levels. While older buildings present the issue of a large buildup of contaminants over time, today’s modern building codes mandate that building must be built with tighter wraps so new buildings are built so air tight that the health risks may be even greater. According to the EPA, people spend 90% of their time indoors and in the last 30 years, the number of people with asthma has gone up by almost 60%. According to experts 95% of all sinus infections are a result of indoor air contamination. Fifty percent (50%) of all illnesses are associated to indoor pollution or contamination according to the AMA (American Medical Association) and the Massachusetts Department of Health. The Journal of Pediatrics published a comprehensive study that showed a reduction and elimination of over 38 percent of all symptoms of asthma in children by just eliminating indoor contaminants and pollutants. According to World Health Organization (WHO) these problems are much more evident in other nations and developing countries.
In the U.S. Healthcare system alone Healthcare Acquired Infection (HAI) rates are at an all time high. HAI’s alone cost the U.S. government & Healthcare Industry over $30 Billion per year. Did you know that currently more people die a year from HAI’s than murders, auto accidents, and breast cancer combined? A fact, today approximately 271 people (the equivalent of one major airline crash) will die from healthcare associated infections such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile (C-Diff) in the United States alone. Take into consideration developing nations and other developed nations the annual deaths associated to HAI’s are in the millions. Most can be prevented!
We live in a world of evolving pathogens swine flu (H1N1), bird flu (H1N2), put into the mix the potential of a terrorist attack using biological weapons, along with all the previously mentioned indoor facts and you may have a problem, now that you are reading this paper you be more educated on this subject than 87 percent of the world.