Air pollution is not just limited to outdoor environment. At home itself we can find air pollution which can cause several health problems.
Find out the ways though which you can keep your indoor air clean and free from pollution.
Choose Low-VOC paints
Some paints release harmful gases called VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) which can contain highly toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. Use “low-VOC” paints, varnishes, waxes and other chemicals. Don’t close windows and use exhaust fans while painting.
Take Off your shoes when you step inside
Remove your shoes when you come indoors, and prevent a host of dirt, dust and other particles from spreading throughout. It’s amazing how much cleaner a house remains when shoes aren’t worn indoors and that equates into cleaner air indoors. Leave a damp rag at your entrance door wipe down your shoes before entering the house.
Get No-smoking signs
You can ask the smoker to smoke outside to decrease indoor air pollution; or smoking next to a ventilation fan (that pushes air outside the house) would keep air healthy, clean and fresh.
Use the nature power
When it comes to cleaning the air nature friendly way, planting, planting & planting is the golden solution. As these little friends of yours absorb many of the chemicals from surrounding and improve healthy air in the home.
Plants such as Aloe Vera, Spider plant, Golden pothos, Chinese evergreen, Bamboo palm, Gerbera daisies and etc. will help improve your inside air quality.
Eliminate odors, don’t hide them
Don’t ignore bad smells, find the source behind it. It could be rotting vegetable, musty blankets or pet accident find it and clean it by using baking soda, instead of hiding it by spraying air fresheners containing VOCs which again leads to polluting indoor air quality.
Keep an eye on water leakage
Humidity is a big threat for healthy indoor air as it brings moisture inside and ends up creating dampness, mould and mildew. This results in higher risk of wheezing, coughing and asthma symptoms. Keep checking your roof once in a year and fix problems as quickly as possible to prevent unhealthy dampness spoiling your health.
Keep Circulating Air
Due to keeping windows always close fresh outdoor air can’t circulate through our house is one of the biggest problems we had with our poor indoor air quality. You can resolve this problem by opening up the windows when you take any short trips away from the home. This little step really helped to clear out the poor quality air and you would return to a fresh house.
Lovely pets can create big problem
Fluffy pets shedding hair is always a problem, but you can get rid of it by vacuuming and cleaning properly. This will sure solve a lot of problems.
Make your own cleaning products
Avoid using cleaning products which contain harmful chemicals and when they are used, those chemicals get into the air. Instead of that make your own cleaning products by using baking soda, washing soda and white vinegar & lemon juice that will work 90%+ of the time.