Today’s homes are insulated better than ever. This is great for improving energy efficiency. Not so great for the health of your family. The more you seal off your home the more toxins and chemicals you are trapping inside with your family. When you see health issues like allergies and asthma popping up you may find yourself asking how to reduce indoor air pollution.
Why reduce air pollution in your home?
The toxic chemicals building up within your home can lead to allergies, cancer, and other health issues. As these chemicals build up your family will begin to see the effects. Air pollution comes from places you may not think of including your very walls.
We all know cleaning supplies is packed chemicals. Many of us have already made the switch to healthier natural options for cleaning our homes. Chemical cleaners are not the only source of air pollution in your home. In fact, the worst offenders are fabric softeners and air fresheners. The pretty smells you love are pure pollution.
Your home itself is emitting chemicals from the furniture to the walls. Over time these chemicals release and build up within the air of your home because they can not escape due to your well-insulated walls. All of this added together makes the air in your home even more polluted than the air found outdoors. Reducing the air pollution in your home will help improve the air quality and help keep your family healthy.
How to reduce indoor air pollution in your home.
These tips will help you reduce indoor air pollution in your homes air.
Open windows. Yes, the air outside is polluted. Taking the time to open the windows on a nice breezy day will help pull out some of the pollution that has been just sitting around while the doors and windows are closed helping reduce some of the indoor air pollution.
Change filters. Changing filters on heaters and air conditioning systems is a great way to reduce indoor air pollution. Change filters every six months and clean our air vents just as often for an extra boost.
Get house plants to help filter the air and reduce pollution. Indoor plants can reduce the extreme amount of chemicals floating in the air as they work as natural air filters.
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