The sad truth is, your indoor air quality is actually worse for your health than the air outside your home. Why is that the case? How can you improve the air quality in your home?
For many of us, it is quite shocking to hear that your indoor air quality is not healthy and even worse than the outside air. So what is the culprit? Is it too much CO2 that we exhale? Well, the fact is, many of the beautiful items in your home, from your sofa to the flooring to the paint on the wall, all contain chemicals that release into the the air that you breathe. These harmful toxins, such as benzene (plastics & detergents) and formaldehyde (paper products & synthetic fabric) are released into the air we breathe inside our home can can potentially cause allergy & inflammation symptoms. Over long periods of exposure to these pollutants can cause severe health issues such as kidney & brain damage as well as certain types of cancer. That's a really scary thought that the things we bought and brought into our homes may actually be the culprit poisoning our health.
The first best thing to do is limit the items that bring in toxic fumes into your home in the first place. This means that the cleaning products you use should be safe, the candles you buy should emit safe fumes. You should also make sure that the furniture you buy are formaldehyde free & if possible paint free. However, if you're renting and you can't afford to just simply get rid the stuff in your home already that are made of toxic materials, your next best option is to purify your the air in your home.
There are many types of natural air purifiers you can try to incorporate in your home, here are a few:
This option might cost you a bit, but if you want to fork out the money for the sake of your health, air purifiers should be next on your list. There are a variety of air purifiers out there and the amount air it purifies vary on room size and the type of model you purchase. So make sure to check all the specifics of the product prior to purchasing to make sure it fits what you're looking for to purify your home air.