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D’oh! The Simpsons have Air Quality Problems

the simpsons house

With each passing year, the general public becomes more and more aware of indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. I thought it was because of my educational outreach efforts.  Come to find out… people are more aware because of The Simpsons!

I found over 20 indoor air quality related quotes from Simpsons episodes using the new website Frinkiac.com.  You type in a term such as “asbestos”, and it will search the entire catalog of episodes and then show you relevant screen shots.

Don’t worry, I’ve gone through all the trouble of wasting an entire workday to find all the indoor air quality related Simpson quotes.  I should mention it was the most glorious day of my working life.

asbestos 1


Lead Paint 2

ETS copy

moisture 2 copy; simpsons; the simpsons

radon 1; simpsons; the simpsons

virus copy; simpsons; the simpsons

odor copy; simpsons; the simpsons

fresh air 2; simpsons; the simpsons

Lead Paint 1; simpsons; the simpsons

asbestos 3; simpsons; the simpsons

fresh air; simpsons; the simpsons

fumes copy; simpsons; the simpsons

moisture; simpsons; the simpsons

Mildew copy; simpsons; the simpsons

healthy copy; simpsons; the simpsons

allergies; simpsons; the simpsons

ac; simpsons; the simpsons

foundation; simpsons; the simpsons

co copy; simpsons; the simpsons

radon 2; simpsons; the simpsons

tar fumes copy


air vent

asbestos 4  (This one I missed, but Michael Pinto alerted me to it!)

UPDATE 1: Another great one found…


Leave a comment below to let me know which was your favorite!  Also… help me out by linking to this post!

Ian Cull

Ian Cull is a nationally recognized expert in the field of indoor air quality. He is the Chief Science Officer of Indoor Science, a company he started in 2004. He speaks around the world on air quality topics and is a training provider of the Indoor Air Quality Association. Mr. Cull is a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). His degree is in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign. Mr. Cull has developed 50 air quality related courses for the IAQA University and is the author of the book, “Fundamentals of Mold Remediation”. In his words… “Besides being passionate about indoor air quality, I enjoy cycling, music, the Chicago Bulls, and having fun with my three kids.”

6 thoughts on “D’oh! The Simpsons have Air Quality Problems

    Love reading your website, so much good info.
    I think I will have my employees write on chalk board ” I am not certified to remove asbestos”
    slapping their hands just not working.

    fumes sucked into airvent
    Meet the candidate
    one hour photo booth fumes
    lousy mildew

    Great job Ian, and thanks for the motivation. I will now be telling my wife that I must binge watch “Workaholics” to obtain my relevant IAQ CECs.

    Great compilation Ian! – i hope the Simpsons is only the beginning of the general public’s education on IEQ