Indoor air quality affects health. This is worse for those that suffer allergies, hay fever or conditions like asthma, but all individuals are affected to some degree by poor air. Luckily there are ways to drastically improve the situation.
Regular Room Cleaning
This is basic, but necessary. Carpets can accumulate dust, pollen, toxins and other problem causing substances. Curtains and furniture have the same problem to a lesser degree. Simple vacuuming can rid you house of most of these issues.
Indoor Plants help Air
A lot of manufactured products contain formaldehyde. Long term exposure to this is extremely bad for our health in several ways. Carpet will give off a great deal of formaldehyde when new, but this dissipates after a few weeks, if not a few days. But other plastic and fabric good will continue to give off formaldehyde for many years. The easiest way to deal with this is to put plants in the house. Houseplants have been shown to absorb a great deal of formaldehyde. They require little upkeep yet they significantly improve and purify the air
We spend about 7 to 8 hours per day in bed. Skin, sweat and microscopic creatures will accumulate in these conditions. Mattresses are notorious for accumulating bedbugs that feed off skin flakes. Regular cleaning of bed linen will help this situation, but UV light is needed if we are to clean mattresses. This can significantly improve air quality, especially in bedrooms.
Air filters actively remove air-borne particles from the air. The filtration process varies greatly, and different processes are optimal for different situation and contaminants. Carbon and HEPA filters are popular, as are negative ion generators. Any household experiencing health issues may find that air filtration make a huge difference.
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