BlindsOnTime wants you to "Nurture the Air You Breathe." The GREENGUARDŽ Environmental Institute works hard in protecting both human health and quality of life by setting standards to reduce exposure to chemicals and thus improve the air quality indoors. Were you aware that indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air? Since people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, air pollution levels are typically higher than outdoors. The primary sources of this pollution are from furnishings and building materials, as well as day-to-day activities like cooking and cleaning. These products release thousands of pollutants, mainly volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Breathing these pollutants can heavily affect one's health and can cause a plethora of problems from allergies, asthma, cardiovascular disease, et cetera.
Therefore, indoor air quality is our concern, because the hours we spend cooking in the kitchen, sleeping at night, working in offices or being in schools adds up. GREENGUARDŽ Certified products must meet strict requirements and guidelines regarding chemical emissions and toxicity. The products are then screened for over 10,000 chemicals including carginogens, toxins, and irritants.