Poor air quality is a serious health problem, affecting millions of people every day. The air we breathe indoors is most often polluted by our own actions, causing what is referred to as fine particles (PM2.5) to be released into our homes. There are several sizes of fine particles in the air (PM10 is another example and is smaller than PM2.5). Common sources can include mold, pollen, pets, burning kerosene, wood or oil, smoking tobacco products, hair spray, air fresheners, scented candles, releases from household cleaners, pesticides, building materials, furniture and more. These fine particles are so small that they are invisible to the naked eye, but large enough to lodge deep into our lungs, get into our bloodstream, and cause illnesses such as asthma, heart disease, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia.
Luckily, our library has several Speck Air Quality monitors available for check-out in the event you wish to check the air quality within your home or office. The Speck, among other monitors on the market, were developed to help you monitor the actions that take place at your home, work, or school and empower you to make changes to improve your personal air quality.
Check out a Speck monitor today!