Tips for Consumers to improve indoor air quality in their homes

    • People spend about 90 percent of their time indoors where air pollution levels are typically 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels.

    • The primary sources of this pollution are furnishings and building materials, which can release hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. 

    • Breathing these pollutants is linked to a variety of health problems, including allergies, asthma, cardiovascular disease, reproductive disorders and some forms of cancer.  

    • Children are especially at risk to health effects of poor indoor air quality because their immune and neurological systems are still developing.  

    • In order to protect children's health, it is vital to limit their exposure to chemicals in homes, schools and other indoor environments.

    • Click on the image to view a short video touting the importance of good indoor air quality. 

    • To help ensure healthy indoor air, choose materials and products, which release the fewest possible pollutants.

    • GREENGUARD Certified products have been screened for over 10,000 chemicals by an independent third-party organization.

    • All GREENGUARD Certified products are listed in the UL SPOT Database.