Are you having a BAD AIR DAY today?
You may find this question funny because you live in the country where both government and citizens take care of their environment seriously and carefully. Otherwise it is the opposite, where environment has been damaged for some reasons, and pollution has unfortunately become a fact that you need to live with every day. Either way, the outdoor air quality is not something can be easily controlled by individual person. How about the indoor air quality at your home? Have you ever thought about it at all? To make it sounds more terrifying, the intensity of pollutants and allergens indoor can be sometimes 100 times higher than outdoor.
Poor indoor air quality can trigger allergies, irritate your lungs, namely coughing, chest tightness, sore throat, watery or itchy eyes, shortness of breath, and even asthma attack. It is more common than you think, and in extreme case, it will raise your risk of cancer.
There are many ways we can improve our indoor air quality. Increase ventilation in your house, invest on air purifying system equipped with HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter, introduce special house plants that purifies air naturally, and change some details about your daily routines.
Tip 1: If you have a gas stove, keep the kitchen window open and turn on the ventilation to avoid nitrogen dioxide buildup. Nitrogen dioxide is one of the most irritating gases, and it produces ozone when combined with sunlight.
Tip 2: Choose air conditioning, air purifying system, and vacuum equipped with HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter. This is the way to make sure small particles are collected effectively by the filter instead of becoming airborne to pollute the air again while cleaning.
Tip 3: Admit the existing of dust mites allover in your house and prepare for an everlasting battle with this tiny creature. Control humidity, wash everything (that can be washed), vacuum with HEPA filter, and ask for professional help timely for intensive cleaning and sanitizing your home.
Tip 4: Keep pets outside or at least out of your bedroom. Pet hair and dander can be annoying regarding cleaning, and they are cause health problem when it is not cleaned thoroughly.
Most people spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors, therefore pay more attention to our indoor air quality will give great benefit to our health.