When watching this video, we were taken aback by some of these statistics:
- We spend 90% of our time indoors with minimal daylight and fresh air.
- Studies suggest that daylight can improve your children’s learning abilities by up to 15%.
- Living in damp and moldy homes increases risk of asthma by 40%.
- Children’s rooms often contain the most pollutants.
These facts come for Velux, a skylight company that is trying to increase awareness about the impact of living a majority of our lives indoors. Read more about their research on air quality, and the impact our homes are having on the “indoor generation” here.
Developing an awareness around the number of hours you and your loved ones spend indoors may improve your quality of life. Small acts, like opening windows and doors to let fresh air and light into your home can make a big difference.
Do you want to learn more about your home’s indoor air quality? Take a look at the EPA’s guide to indoor air quality found here.