Since the early 1970s, when "sick building syndrome" first became a problem, most Americans have become increasingly aware of the dangers of poor indoor air quality (IAQ).
 
However, poor IAQ, although improved over the years, is still a problem in millions of homes, schools, medical facilities, and offices throughout North America.
 
Because of this, Enviro-Solutions, along with several of its distributors in the United States and Canada have partnered to honor National Care About Your Indoor Air Month, which is February 2011.
 
The goal is to raise awareness about this important issue and encourage their end-customers to take steps to protect indoor air and health.
 
Among the ways the group plans to raise awareness include:

·       Publishing and distributing a special e-newsletter in February 2011 with information specific to IAQ

·       Providing links on their respective company Web sites discussing indoor air quality issues

·       Presenting a specially prepared training video on IAQ issues by Mark Warner, head of training and education at Enviro-Solutions

"One of the main reasons IAQ problems have subsided in recent years is the more extensive use of proven-Green cleaning products," says Mike Sawchuk, vice president of Enviro-Solutions.
 
"However, far too many building occupants, especially children, still suffer from asthma and other respiratory problems as a result of poor indoor air."
 
Sawchuk adds that this is the first time his company and several of its leading distributors have teamed up to address a specific cause.
 
"This (IAQ) is just too important an issue to ignore and everyone knows the professional cleaning industry can do much to help eradicate this problem," he says. "My hope is that a lot of good comes out of this project."