What was the purpose of this poll?
Neoair Industries, LLC has been asking its website visitors for their opinion if they think the air quality inside their homes is more polluted than outdoors. It's been a simple way to find out that a overwhelming number of Americans are wrong tol think that the air quality inside their home is less polluted than outdoors.
Interviewing for the survey was completed during the March 8 – July 12, 2005
Poll shows overwhelming 75% of those surveyed said that they belive that outdoor air quality is more polluted than the home air; 25% said air quality is more polluted than outdoors.
The poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found wide support
The American Lung Association of New York State recently commissioned a poll by Zogby International that showed a majority of New Yorkers in favor of a comprehensive “Four Pollutant Plan,” as opposed to Governor Pataki's weaker “Two Pollutant” approach
Poll shows overwhelming 90% of Marylanders support legislation to clean up pollutants
from state’s dirtiest coal-fired power plants; 78% see air pollution as a threat
72 percent of those surveyed said that indications of mold or a musty smell in a home they are considering for purchase would cause them to walk away – no matter how much they like the home.
These study results are significant for a number of reasons. First, homeowners and potential homeowners are aware of and understand the dangers of excess moisture,” said Tom Kraeutler, a 20-year veteran of the home inspection industry and host of The Money Pit, a nationally syndicated home improvement radio program. “Second, we’re seeing that homeowners are using very inefficient means of removing excess moisture from their homes – something that air conditioners are not designed to do. Finally, we’re concerned that too many homeowners believe that moisture related damage is covered by insurance – when most often it isn’t.”
“Contrary to popular belief, air conditioners and portable dehumidifiers can’t dehumidify homes effectively or efficiently, but – as this survey shows – homeowners tend to turn down their air conditioners because the humidity makes them uncomfortable,” said Kraeutler. “A new whole-house dehumidifier from Aprilaire, for example, is an innovative, affordable solution to controlling excess moisture – and it removes up to 90 pints of water from the home each day.”
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air quality in your home can be up to 10 times more polluted than outdoor air.
Do you think the air quality inside your home is more polluted than outdoors?