To remove cigarette odours that lingered on a piece of clothes or other surfaces such as furniture is really hard. Besides it is leaving uncomfortable odours, repeated exposed to the cigarette odours is bad for our health.
Cigarette smoke contains numerous chemicals, including carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, and nitrogen oxides. Those chemicals are toxins that are bad to our health.
How to remove Cigarette Odours
Vinegar is effective to remove unpleasant scents like cigarette smoke. Try to mix vinegar and lemon juice in a bottle and spray it like how you use an air freshener, or place bowls of white vinegar and leave it overnight.
To reduce the nicotine residue, you can wipe down the hard surfaces with the vinegar. Spray vinegar on the towel or cloth, or the hard surfaces like walls and wave it around.
Baking Soda and Activated Charcoal
Baking soda and activated charcoal can remove cigarette odours. You can find the activated charcoal powder at the pet stores or convenience store.
The first thing you have to do to reduce the cigarette smells in a room, juts put the activated charcoal powder bowl and sprinkle it on a surface.
If you want to get rid of the cigarette smells in a small item, you can place the bowl with the activated charcoal powder on it and leave it for a few days.
For coffee lovers, you can use your coffee ground to reduce the cigarette odours by placing them in the smoke-affected area and leave it for a few days.
Another way to have a better air environment that are free from cigarette odours is limiting contact with smokers and do not allowed visitors to smoke in your area.
Bag of repairman's work tools, gloves on top of air conditioner units outside a brick home. Service industry, working class.
Many people are lazy to maintaining their HVAC regularly without knowing can bring so many advantages to them that can save their wallet.
HVAC system is stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. This system provides heating and cooling to residential and commercial buildings. It keeps you warm in the Winter and cosy in the Summer.
Some of HVAC system are built in air filter that can reduce the level of indoor air pollution in the room. Which are a very good items that you can have if you have allergy to the pollens, dust, and any other particles that can trigger to asthma.
Which is why, by maintaining the HVAC system is important as we already know the function of this property. If you don’t believe it, here are the four reasons why maintaining the HVAC system is important:
1. Powerful efficiency systems
Believe it or not, by cleaning HVAC regularly can boost the efficiency systems of air circulation. But, how come? It is because there will be no dusts pile up on the fan nor the air filters that can disrupt the HVAC system.
2. Better air quality
Clean HVAC can bring better air quality in your room as your HVAC can work very well without any noises. You definitely won’t to breathe poor air and inhale pollen, or harmful particulates that can lead to bad health, right?
3. Reduce risk of high-cost breakdown
Another advantages that you can have by regularly maintaining HVAC is, you will save cost for services. In fact, Regular HVAC maintenance is said to reduce the risk of costly breakdowns by as much as 95%.
4. Maximize the lifespan of HVAC
Keeping you HVAC system maintained is very important. By regularly maintaining your HVAC can extend the life of your system which can last for 15 to 20 years!
Note: It is depending on the model.
The uses of face masks in the pandemic situation are getting higher since people have to wear it all the time. By using face masks, it will help to protect us from the spread of Covid-19 but it also creates a new issue regarding to the plastic pollution.
Disposable face masks are made from multiple plastic fibbers and polypropylene, that will remain in the environment for decades or maybe centuries, fragmenting into smaller and smaller microplastics and nano plastics. It says that the single face masks can release as many as 173,000 microfibers per day into the seas, according to a study in Environmental Advances. Other studies forecasted that the amount of plastic waste or face masks waste in the ocean will be triple in the next 20 years.
Here are the reasons why disposable face masks are bad as plastic pollution:
1. The increasement of face masks sales driven to pollution
Quoted from National Geographic, the Scientists have recorded their presence on South American beaches, river outlets in Jakarta Bay, in Bangladesh, on the coast of Kenya, and on the uninhabited Soko Islands in Hong Kong. Discarded PPE has clogged street drains from New York City to Nairobi, and has gummed up machinery in the municipal sewage system in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The UN trade body, UNCTAD, estimates that global sales will total some $166 billion this year, up from around $800 million in 2019.
2. Toxic Problem
The data indicator is estimated that around 75% of the used face masks will end up in landfill or floating in the seas. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) estimated that the environmental damage, the financial cost in areas such as tourism and fisheries at around $40 billion.
3. Water Pollution
According to a Hong Kong – based environmental group, there will be more than 1.5 billion disposable face masks will wind up in the world’s ocean and polluting the water with tonnes of plastic and endangering marine wildlife this year.
The face masks are not only releasing microbes, but the mask trap is also killing the marine life as they can suffocate by it.