Indoor Air Pollution
Did you know that the indoor air quality is 10 times worse than the outdoor air quality? Yes, the air that you breathe in your home is as bad – or even worse than it is outdoors. To make it worse, 80% of our time are spent in indoor area which makes us breathe pollute air every day.
What is exactly air pollution?
According to the British Lung Foundation defines indoor air pollution as “dust, dirt or gases in the air inside a building that harms us if we breathe it in”.
It means that without us knowing, the indoor air is contained so many dust, gases, bacteria and other pollutants in the airborne. The World Health Organization (WHO) said, the indoor air pollution killed a staggering 4.3 million people worldwide in 2012, of which 99,000 people were in Europe suffering from serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions such as lung cancer and heart disease.
But there are still ways for us to breathe cleaner and fresher air.
5 Smart Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality
- Clean your house regularly
Clean your house, carpets and sofas regularly can reduce the level of pollutants in your home or your office. So, make sure to clean it up regularly or hire a professional to clean it up for you.
- Make your home smoke-free zone
If you are a smoker, then you should hold yourself a bit to not smoke cigarettes inside your house. Why? Cigarettes contain more than 4,000 chemicals and the smoke and odour of your cigarettes can pollute your air. It would be better if you stop smoking, or smoke outside your house and do not let anyone smoke inside your house.
- Use Cooking Vents
Gas stoves release harmful contaminants, including carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. Which is why, you need to install a kitchen vents to remove and filter out the air to improve indoor air quality.
- Buy indoor plants
Plants are nature’s natural air filters. Besides, investing indoor plants can boost your mood by looking at the green fresh leaves.
- Invest in an air purifier
Yes, an air purifier is great to trap and remove almost 100% of pollutants, bacteria and viruses, filtering it and releasing it back out into the room with cleaner and fresher air.
It is highly recommended tools to improve your indoor air quality.