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Tips To Prevent Indoor Air Pollution



Air pollution is not just limited to the outdoor environment. At home itself, we can find air pollution which can cause several health problems.

Find out the ways through 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 vegetables, 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 to healthy indoor air as it brings moisture inside and ends up creating dampness, mold, and mildew. This results in a 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 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 a big problem

Fluffy pets shedding hair is always a problem, but you can get rid of it by vacuuming and cleaning properly. This will surely solve a lot of problems.

Make your own cleaning products 

Avoid using cleaning products that 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.