We all know the harms that air pollution has on our health. Although we are unable to control the air pollutions level we are exposed to when we are outdoors, we can eliminate toxins in the air in our own homes. Also, there is no need to invest in expensive air purifies, and you certainly do not want to add more chemicals in the air with aerosol sprays.
Here are a few tips on how to improve the air quality in your home, safely and chemical free.
- Source control
Simple elements in your home can help improve the air quality if you get rid of them. Smoking in your home, carpets and fireplaces all add to the level of chemical pollutants in the air.
A simple act of cleaning your house will help eliminate air pollutants. This may seem obvious to most, but an element that is often overlooked with trying to improve the air quality in your home. House cleaning will improve the air quality by removing dirt and dust from surfaces. It is important to clean in spaces that you do not get to everyday, such as under and on top of the refrigerator, under the oven or stove. Keeping your home clean will remove irritants and allergens.
Small investments in pollutant free items such as smokeless fireplaces or replacing household chemicals with eco-friendly variants will help clean the air in your home. There are many natural alternatives to the cleaning chemicals available on the market today. For example, baking soda and vinegar will help keep your home clean and remove mould from rooms exposed to constant moisture.
- Air purification
There are a few ways of purifying the air in your home with spending money on expensive air purifiers.
Adding indoor plants to your living spaces will help improve the air quality of your home. Plants are natural air purifies as they filter toxins out of the air and boost oxygen-rich air into your home. A few great indoor plants to get are the peace lily and ferns. Plants are known to extract harmful chemicals such as trichloroethylene and formaldehyde from the air.
Aromatherapy is great for reducing stress, improving your mood and have excellent anti-parasite, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Certain essential oils disrupt the productive cycle of certain bacteria and viruses. Diffusing essential oils will remove toxic pathogens that cause illness and allergies. Aromas and oils such as grapefruit, tea tree, peppermint and lemon are known to be beneficial to improving the air quality in your home.
Due to elements in your home, such as carpets, fireplaces and detergents, the air quality in your home is likely more polluted than outdoors. Poor ventilation adds to this and will result in pathogens and pollutants being concentrated in a small area. In our homes, we are exposed to these pollutants constantly and ensuring that your home is properly ventilated will help to improve the air quality in your home.
Improving the air quality in your home can be eco-friendly and cost-effective with some minor changes to your home décor, products used in your home and some lifestyle changes.
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