Let us understand that how outdoor pollutants enter indoors and thereby affect indoor air quality (IAQ).
1. Cracks in walls and windows
The most important points of entry for outdoor air pollutants are the tiny, often undetectable cracks, openings and gaps in your walls and windows.
2. Open door & windows
When you feel suffocated in your home or building, your first instinct may be to open windows and doors to let in fresh air. Bringing in oxygenated outside air can be a good idea, but outdoor air can be polluted. When outdoor pollutant levels are high, ventilating the indoors with outdoor air can make your pollution worse.
3. Sealant Deterioration
If Sealant around window and sliding door frame is deteriorated, then there would be gap around it. This can cause outdoor polluted air to enter inside in your home. It needs to be checked and repaired to avoid pollutants to enter home/ office.
ConclusionOur objective was to make you understand the way outdoor air pollution impacts indoor air quality. Along with this, we want to make you realise that it is very important to take steps to reduce outdoor and indoor air pollution. If we will take measures or move towards combating it then we could avoid its harmful effects on us and environment too.
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