Indoor Air Quality

The Air We Breath Matters, Inside and OutInside Air Quality

The quality of the air we breathe is essential to healthy living. Air pollution damages lung tissues and may weaken the body’s ability to defend itself from sickness and disease. Poor air quality can trigger asthma and impair lung function, especially in children. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that U.S. residents spend 90 percent of a typical day indoors and that many pollutants are two to five times higher indoors than outdoors. Since most county residents spend most of their days in schools and workplaces, having a healthy and safe indoor air quality environment is very important.

The Summit County Health Department (SCHD) provides resource information on various sources of air pollutants, such as: radon, mold, lead, asbestos and carbon monoxide. SCHD does not typically perform indoor air quality investigations; however, our staff is available to assist the general public with their concerns and/or questions regarding indoor air quality.

Common indoor air pollutants include Radon, Mold, Lead, Asbestos and Carbon Monoxide. For information on these pollutants and how to keep your home healthy, please visit the Indoor Air Quality page by clicking here.