Housing & Indoor Air Quality

Most people are aware that outdoor air pollution can affect their health. Unfortunately, indoor air pollution can also have significant health effects. Studies conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that levels of many pollutants may be 2-5 times higher in indoor air -- and occasionally more than 100 times higher -- than outdoor levels. These indoor levels are of particular concern because most people spend an estimated 90% of their time indoors.

In addition, environmental issues may be lurking in your home - or, they may be very apparent!  Please review the information on the following pages to help keep your home and surroundings safe and healthy.

"The connection between the health and the dwelling of the population is one of the most important that exists." – Florence Nightingale


Visit the Washtenaw County
Healthy Home Portal for more information!


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