Do you know your projects like installing new carpet, painting walls, your building material such as asbestos, formaldehyde and lead, household products and pesticides or tobacco smoke can release chemicals that pollute indoor air.
We usually think of air pollution as being outdoors, but the air in your house can be up to 5 times worse than the air outside? And some pollutants can cause diseases that show up much later, such as respiratory diseases or cancer. How to purify and maintain healthy air in the home, apartment or office naturally ?
1. Installing ventilation
Making sure that your building is well-ventilated and getting rid of pollutants can improve the quality of your indoor air. But how if outdoor air may still contain pollution that you don’t want in your house. When the weather is right, open up those windows. A fresh breeze feels delightful. Plus, your house will smell naturally fresh and clean.
2. Consider Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
Most conventional store sold cleaning products contain lung-harming ingredients and carcinogens like formaldehyde and chloroform. So, are you really cleaning up your house or just making it even more toxic? Be careful about some products claiming to be “green” or “eco-friendly”, always read the label and know what the ingredients are. But if you feel like getting creative, you can switching your cleaning products to natural cleaning options like lemon, vinegar and baking soda make a stellar homemade natural cleaner.
3. Using houseplants for improving indoor air quality
Nature has a way of keeping itself clean. There are many powerful indoor air cleaning plants that naturally remove pollutants from the air. Several studies have been conducted showing that certain plants can rid a room of up to 89 percent of harmful VOCs. As well as absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, as all plants do, these plants also eliminate significant amounts of benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. Other research has shown that micro-organisms in the potting mix (soil) of a potted plant remove benzene from the air, and that some plant species also contribute to removing benzene. The good news for you is that these plants are easily found and you can add them to your home to provide yourself and your family with air that is much purer and free from harmful agents. The list is ranked in order of plant effectiveness in a typical home.
– Areca Palm
– Lady Palm
– Bamboo Palm
– Rubber Plant
– Deacaena “Janet Craig”
– English Ivy
Just pick up one or several and take care of them to enjoy the beauty and the health benefits that they offer.