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Mother Jones: "The risk of premature birth due to air pollution exceeded 5 percent in parts of Southern California," according to an NYU study reported in Mother Jones (https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/03/air-pollution-premature-birth-study/).
Here's the link to the study itself: https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.1289/ehp.1510810
Building Doctors recommends an IAQ consultation for expecting families, in the home where the new baby will be raised. Don't leave the evaluation until the last minute... We have had several families hire us to perform upgrades to their home so close to delivery day, that they left for the hospital just as we were finishing up the project! This is because they did not realize until the last moment that there were specific preparations that needed to be made to their home that are vital to the health and comfort of their new baby and the rest of their family.
Did you know:
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its Science Advisory Board have consistently ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health. Here's the article.
- Studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor air levels of many pollutants are typically two to five times (and occasionally more than one hundred times) higher than outdoor pollutant levels.
- Children are even more vulnerable to pollutants because they breathe a greater volume of air relative to their body weight and they are not able to process toxins as well as adults.
- Did you know that 60 percent of the air we breathe in our homes comes from the crawlspace when all of the windows and doors are closed?
A baby's lungs and respiratory system are still sensitive and developing, and keeping your baby's air healthy and free of pollutants can help prevent allergies and other respiratory problems.
Even before your baby is home safe and ready to start sleeping in the nursery, you have the ability to create the perfect indoor air quality environment.
It all starts by getting a Building Doctors Whole Home Performance Checkup, which is based on sound principles of Building Science, and includes a comprehensive series of tests, inspections and analyses of your home to determine the causes of potential comfort, indoor air quality, and safety issues.
Our building analyst will be your guide to understanding the complexities of the energy system that is your home, and will provide you with solutions that, if acted upon, will help to increase its comfort, health and value, and will change your family's life for the better.
Learning about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
LA County Public Health: "The air inside of homes and buildings is often more polluted than outdoor air with levels of certain chemicals being many times higher than they are outside. There’s little doubt, inhaling these pollutants isn’t good for your health and, in some cases, it’s outright dangerous."
A Building Doctors Whole Home Performance Checkup is based on sound principles of Building Science. The Checkup includes a comprehensive series of tests, inspections and analyses. It will determine the causes of uncomfortable temperature cycles, airflow, indoor air quality, and safety issues.
Our building analyst will be your guide to understanding the complexities of the energy system that is your home. Our analyst will provide you with solutions that, if acted upon, will help to increase comfort, health, and value -- changing your life for the better.