Some scary statistics has been published regarding the indoor pollution. Here are some of the facts. Indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside your house. Thousands cases of cancer are caused by exposure to indoor air pollutants. A high percent of many illnesses are also caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air. Most colds and flues are caught indoors then compared to outdoors. Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of poison deaths. You certainly don’t want to become a part of these scary statistics.
So how do we do to avoid it?
First of all, we need to understand what these airborne pollutants are and where they come from. And second, eliminate those pollution sources if possible and neutralize the pollution itself. The popular indoor airborne pollutants are dust, mold spores, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, bacteria and viruses, carbon monoxide, odors, pesticides, household cleaners, exhaustion fumes, smoke, lead, asbestos.
What can we do to protect ourselves? Here are some suggestion.
1. Use non-toxic cleaning products
– Almost all household cleaning products use VOCs – Volatile Organic Compounds
– Read labels, watch out for benzene, methylene chloride and perchloroethylene, ammonia, chlorine, petroleum-based chemicals, carefully follow the instructions.
– Make your own cleaning products from non-toxic ingredients. Most of them are easy to make and aren’t less effective than their manufactured conterparts.
– Replace toxic cleaning products with natural ones. You may considered using home aids cleaning alternatives e.g. Baking Soda, Vinegar, cream of tartar, lemon juice, borax. these products will help you in your cleaning and polishing chores, add freshness without leaving harmful substance behind.
2. Take advantage from indoor plants
– Indoor plants clean air naturally and return oxygen into the air
– Plants regulate air humidity, eliminate toxins, filter chemicals
– Leafy plants are most effective for indoor air purification
Here are some plants that are most effective for indoor air purification. They are Areca Palm, Boston Fern, Peace Lily, Reed Palm, Weeping Fig, English Ivy, Aloe Vera.
3. Regularly air your house
– the most effective way of getting rid of indoor pollutants is exchange your indoor air
– Open the windows wide or run exhaustion fans
– Always open windows in your bedroom after you wake up and leave them open for several hours
4. Minimize pollution
– Remove clutter that collects dust
– It’s a good idea not to wear shoes indoors
– Don’t allow pets in your bedroom, especially if they spend time outside
– Regularly clean your house with a wet cloth (water only, no chemicals) – furniture, floor, windows, etc.
– Avoid smoking indoors
– Use a cooker hood when cooking
5. Stay away from major contaminants
– Don’t move into a freshly painted or redecorated house
– Leave brand new furniture for a few days in an empty ventilated room to let formaldehyde out of the wood
– Leave the house for a couple of days when treating it with pesticides, and air every room before moving back in
6. Take advantage of special air purifying devices
– There is a great variety of them on the market, and you can choose one for every budget
– They will help you combat most airborne pollutants and ensure fresh and safe air in your house.
We recommend Reltec IG-E1J Air Ionizer the most advance technology using “ION GENERATION UNIT”. Designed for homes, office, desk where you work, bedroom and living room. Popular for preventive measure for illnesses while breathing in negative ions.
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