The American Lung Association and Honeywell will partner on 'Indoor Air Quality' educational program

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside a home can be two to five times more polluted than the air outside a home. This important fact represents the type of critical information a new, nationwide partnership of the American Lung Association and Honeywell will use to help consumers and homebuilders learn about indoor air quality and how to create cleaner home air.

Honeywell Home and Environmental Controls Solutions will partner with the American Lung Association Health House? program, a 10-year effort that has raised the standard for cleaner indoor air quality environments through builder and consumer education.

The partnership combines Health House's public awareness outreach, including builder education programs and demonstration homes, with Honeywell's expertise in whole-house heating, cooling and ventilation controls and systems that manage indoor air quality.

Certain indoor air elements and conditions can trigger asthma, a chronic respiratory disease that affects people of all ages. Nationwide, 31.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma at some point in their lives; children lose an estimated 14 million school days due to the ailment.

"The American Lung Association has been at the forefront of educating people about the importance of cleaner indoor air quality for decades," said John Kirkwood, President & CEO of the American Lung Association. "Partners like Honeywell help continue this important education."

Tim Kensok, Director of Honeywell's Indoor Air Quality Products group said: "Working along side the American Lung Association is a great opportunity to help consumers be as informed as possible about the quality of indoor air and their options for managing and improving that environment," said "We're proud to be part of the Health House effort to help consumers and homebuilders make indoor air cleaner."