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One little-known fact is that our homes in America are much less healthy places to live than our workplaces. Corporations learned long ago that productive employees need lots of light and air that’s free of CO2 and excess humidity. Too much CO2 and employees get sick; too much humidity and they get uncomfortable, and too little light and they get depressed.
Most Americans think of their homes as hermetically sealed units, and strive to achieve an ever-greater seal against the outside world. Residential HVAC (heating ventilation and AC) systems are primitive. The inside air is endlessly recirculated, the only exchange with the outside world happens through the many small leaks that houses have. This allows CO2 levels to rise and can make you sick.