In Los Angeles, we hear a lot of concern about outdoor air quality. There's the smog in the air from all the LA traffic, and when a wildfire hits, you can actually see the smoke clouding up the skies. One thing you rarely hear about, though, is the quality of the air inside our homes, despite the fact that it's what we breathe in the most.
In fact, there are no federal guidelines controlling indoor air pollution, despite mounting data indicating just how dangerous it is. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times — and occasionally more than 100 times — higher than outdoor levels.”
One major culprit contributing to the…
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