Indoor air pollutants cause significant damage to health globally. Poor indoor air quality
affects people from all walks of life. Affected persons include both genders, all ages, those
unborn and soon-to-be-born, homemakers, stay-at-home moms, teachers and school
children, veterans, retirees, disabled individuals, workers of all levels and skills, farmers,
professionals, owners of businesses large and small, and all degrees of affluence. In short,
anyone who spends time indoors is at risk.
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|Global Indoor Health Network
The Global Indoor Health Network is a 501(c)(3)
organization dedicated to providing education and
awareness of the health effects of mold and other
indoor contaminants. Our worldwide network of
scientists, physicians, researchers, indoor air quality
experts, attorneys, teachers, injured workers,
advocates and others are working together to
promote healthy indoor environments in homes,
schools and businesses. We have united to share
our collective knowledge, expertise and life
experiences to advance the understanding and
awareness of this very important public health issue.
Our website provides personal stories, statistics and
information on the health effects, along with an
extensive list of research papers, government reports
and scientific studies.
There are many factors that affect indoor air quality.
Our primary focus is on the contaminants in water-
damaged buildings. These contaminants include
molds, mycotoxins, volatile organic compounds,
microbial particulates, proteins, galactomannans,
endotoxins and bacteria. These water-damage
events can occur in connection with floods,
hurricanes, construction defects, roof leaks,
foundation problems, plumbing leaks, appliance
leaks, condensation, or as a result of buildings
materials that can become wet during storage,
transportation and construction.
Some of the additional factors that affect indoor air
quality include radon, lead, asbestos, pesticides,
formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, cleaning products,
off-gassing from carpets, furniture and paint, air
fresheners, fragrances, and a wide variety of other
toxins and chemicals.
|"Working Together for Healthy Indoor Environments"
|Harmed by Indoor Air Contaminants
|We will feature personal stories of individuals and
families who have been harmed by mold and
other indoor air contaminants.
Meet Charles and Jeanette Wagner. Click here to
read what happened to the Wagners when they
lived in Kentucky in a house built by Drees Homes.
Why Doesn't the Government Do
Something About Indoor Air Pollution?
This is one of the most common questions we
receive at the Global Indoor Health Network. Our
position statement provides detailed information in
response to this question. The short answer is:
Big Business says NO WAY. And, as we know,
government answers to Big Business, not to
Click here to read the entire press release.