(Flickr photo (cropped) by Francis Bourgouin).
Air pollution increases the risk of breathing problems, which is why many cities alert citizens when ozone is high. But how safe is the air inside your home? Better insulation may mean that people are exposed to more indoor air pollution from cleaning products, carpets, candles or even air fresheners. Mold and fungus can also pose hazards.
Guests: David B. Peden, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Immunology and Infectious Disease and Director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology. He is also Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Charles Gerba, PhD, microbiologist at the University of Arizona
Arnie Katz, Director of Training, Senior Building Science Consultant