The quality of the air we breathe affects our health and mental state. It is also often overlooked, however, since we quickly acclimate to less than ideal air. Take this quiz to learn more about breathing easily and the main hazards you need to look out for.
How much of their time do Americans spend indoors?
around 75 percent
up to 90 percent
Which of these organizations, in addition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), issues indoor air quality standards?
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
How can volatile organic compounds (VOCs) get into your home to contaminate the air there?
from paint or carpet
from ceiling tiles and subflooring
from treated wood and kitchen floor tiles
From where does radon gas usually enter a house?
underground, beneath the house
the house's water supply
cleaning supplies used in the house
What is an example of an environmental threat that was addressed by regulation of manufacturers?
At what level are most regulations that address indoor air quality in the United States?
What specifically does Minnesota's Clean Indoor Air Act address?
What improvement in home building ironically also led to a decrease in indoor air quality?
usable recycled materials
Which of these substances can harm indoor air quality and is commonly found in pressed wood products?
What symptoms may be an indication of poor indoor air quality?