We need access to clean air for health and wellness. According to the EPA, indoor levels of pollutants may be 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels. Furniture, cooking fumes, household cleaners, and even the paint on your walls can add tiny chemicals called VOCs to the air. Over time, they can irritate your lungs. Add in allergens like pet dander and bacteria, and it’s a situation that needs attention. Addressing indoor air quality is especially important if someone in your family suffers from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues.