Pollutants in Homes

The air in your home may be more polluted than outside air. A variety of pollutants exist in different levels in all homes. Examples include carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) from gas-fueled appliances, radon gas from the soil surrounding and under foundations, formaldehyde from building materials and particulates such as mold and tobacco smoke.  Some of the more common pollutants are listed below along with information about their creation and possible human health concerns.

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