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COIT focuses on indoor air quality

November 4, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — October was Indoor Air Quality Month, and COIT posted an online Indoor Air Quality Quiz to help homeowners around the country evaluate their indoor environment, according to a press release.

"Our quiz asks questions that will help homeowners determine if they have a problem and need a solution," Bob Kearn, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of COIT, said.

"For example, if anyone in a home has allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems, it''s especially critical to monitor indoor air quality. It''s also important to be sure enough airflow is coming through vents in the home," Kearn added.

Some of the most common sources of indoor air pollution include combustion sources such as oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood and tobacco products; building materials; wet or damp carpet; and central heating and cooling systems, the release stated.

According to the release, maintaining good indoor air quality is always important, but it can be more of an issue during the cold winter months, when the weather prevents homeowners from opening windows and airing out the home.

Click here to read the complete release.