Your House Might Be Making You Sick

Indoor air quality is very important and often neglected. Here is a great article that touches on some of the easier issues to address in that regard.

Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS

By LAURA BARNHARDT CECH
Special To The Washington Post
April 14, 2013 12:00 AM
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130414/LIFE/304140313

It was a chronic thing: Almost every time Erma Taylor’s great-grandson caught a cold, he also ended up having a severe asthma attack. Taylor, a retired nurse, spent many hours at a hospital, helping to hold the toddler for tests and breathing treatments, and wondering what was causing the attacks.

The one thing Taylor never suspected was that something inside the Falls Church, Va., Cape Cod that she shares with her granddaughter and great-grandson was a source of the 3-year-old’s medical problems.

It turned out that mold and mildew from years of shampooing the decades-old carpet were aggravating the little boy’s respiratory system.

The carpeting was replaced with wood flooring through a nonprofit group called Rebuilding Together, and Taylor says she has seen marked improvement. “We haven’t been back to the hospital since then,” Taylor…

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