Indoor and outdoor air quality can have a major impact on our health. Clean air is vital to good health! According to Harvard School of Public Health, air pollution causes 3.3 million deaths worldwide each year!
The Environmental Protection Agency states that the air inside our home is typically more polluted than the air outside. As most of our time is spent indoors, it is important to pay special attention to the air quality inside our homes.
Indoor air quality can be negatively affected by many different pollutants. These can include cigarette smoke, cleaning chemicals, un-vented appliances, dirt, and dust.
Below is a list of recommendations for improving indoor air quality without the use of harsh chemicals:
Add houseplants to you living spaces-Aloe, Gebera daisys, and golden pothos are excellent at filtering out harmful organic compounds from your indoor air
Take off your shoes-not only will this help keep your floors clean, but it will prevent pesticides, pollen, bacteria, and fungi from contaminating your indoor air
Use an air purifier-research shows that filtration can be an effective supplement to source control and ventilation. Portable air cleaners, also known as air purifiers or air sanitizers, are designed to filter the air in a single room or area, removing pollutants from the air
Keep pets groomed-pet dander and fur can contaminate your indoor air and cause conditions such as asthma. Keeping pets well groomed (especially during high shedding seasons) can help reduce contaminants in the air
Clean with nontoxic chemicals-as a green option to harsh store-bought cleaning chemicals, try using vinegar, baking soda, and citrus juice
For additional information on keeping your indoor air quality optimum, visit the EPA’s website: https://www.epa.gov/
For information on the services we provide to improve indoor air quality, visit our page: https://firstgeneralservice.com/services/duct-vent-cleaning-services