Indoor Air Quality in Our Homes

Indoor air quality affects our health and we should be aware of the types of contaminants that are frequently encountered in our homes. With the quantity of synthetic material and chemicals being used in the materials we build and furnish our homes with, this issue impacts everyone.

Francis Lavoie, a Biologist with Health Canada focused on the health risks associated with indoor air quality, was interviewed via phone to produce this video.


The 13 minute video is a good overview of indoor air quality related issues and explains:

  • what kinds of pollutants are a concern,
  • does duct cleaning help,
  • detecting air quality issues,
  • “tupperware houses”,
  • strategies to improve air quality

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Author: Rob Cornish is a Home Inspector in Ottawa, Canada. © 2014 HomeXam Inc.
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