When you’re inside at home or the office, you probably don’t think about the pollutants that could be floating in the air around you. While most of them wouldn’t affect a healthy immune system, someone with respiratory problems could suffer greatly from indoor air pollutants. However, there are a few easy steps you can take to improve the indoor air quality around you.
For starters, get some fresh air inside. When possible, open the windows or doorways with screens to get a breeze going. This will get stuffy air outside and fresh air inside the home or office.
Consider getting and maintaining houseplants. There are several house plants, such as the popular spider plant, that are easy to take care of and they actually remove pollutants from the air. They also make a great decoration.
If your home has high amounts of humidity, purchase and run a dehumidifier. Removing the right amount of moisture from the air will keep mites and mold at bay.
Although most people would assume smoking in the house does serious damage to the indoor air quality, it still happens. Even light smokers bring tobacco smoke, which contains more than 4,000 chemicals, into the indoors.
And finally, don’t wear shoes inside. Pesticides and other unwanted chemicals ride in on the heels of our shoes without us even realizing it. So leave the unwanted guests outside, along with your shoes.
Using these simple tips, the indoor air quality of your home will improve without much thought.
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Home is Where the Health Is is written and published by Thompson Plumbing Heating & Cooling