Turns out mom was right. Fresh air actually is good for you, with health benefits for you and your family.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cites indoor air quality as one of the top environmental health concerns. Because homes are built to be air-tigh, unhealthy levels of air pollutants emitted from things like appliances, paint and varnishes, cleaning supplies, building materials and dry-cleaned clothing can build up inside your house when the windows are closed.
Fortunately, there’s a simple – and free – fix to improving indoor air quality. Simply opening your windows can drastically reduce common pollutants in your house that can cause sore eyes, burning in the nose and throat, headaches, fatigue, and even respiratory illnesses such as asthma.
Don’t have screens? Don't despair! You can still let in fresh air without letting in bugs, dirt, and pollen with a replacement screen. Frost King’s WB Marvin Adjustable Window Screens have easy-glide steel rails to easily fit any size window and let the fresh air in.