Things You Should Know
All information on this page is from the Health Canada web site.
As Canadians, we spend over 90% of our time indoors, so the quality of our indoor air should be a concern to all of us.
This section offers suggestions for how to reduce the risk associated with the sources of indoor pollutants.
General Tips for Reducing Indoor Air Pollutants.
Indoor Air Polutants
This section highlights key sources of air pollutants and the possible related health risks, and gives tips for how to reduce their presence in indoor environments.
- Biological pollutants are living organisms like mould, bacteria and dust mites.
- Chemical pollutants are gases and particles that come from combustion appliances, tobacco smoke, household and personal care products, various building materials and outdoor air.
A lack of ventilation, especially in air-tight buildings, is a key factor that impacts the quality of indoor air.