Have the feeling that no matter if you have all your doors and windows closed, the smoke finds a way in?
You’re correct, but don’t take our word for it.
Instead download the Infiltration of Black Carbon Particles from Residential Woodsmoke into Nearby Homes, from the Open Journal of Air Pollution. The 2014 study focuses on Cambria, CA, a picturesque seaside community along the Central Coast – scenic, but polluted.[blockquote size=”full” align=”right” byline=”Thatcher, Kirchstetter, Malejan & Ward”]Not only do many people spend most of their time indoors, but during peak periods of woodsmoke generation, evenings and nights, people are more likely to be inside their homes. An understanding of the relationship between outdoor woodsmoke concentrations and the corresponding indoor concentration is critical when assessing the impact of woodsmoke on populations. A question of particular importance is whether sheltering indoors effectively reduces a person’s exposure to woodsmoke particles.[/blockquote] [blockquote size=”full” align=”right” byline=”Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment”]Woodsmoke easily penetrates homes of neighbors creating concentrations up to 88% as high as outdoor air.[/blockquote]
It’s the nature of the small particles – the PM2.5 is so small it penetrates all your household defenses – all your lung’s defenses, too.