4 WAYS TO REDUCE INDOOR AIR POLLUTION

 

Yesterday we talked about indoor air pollution and how it accumulates in your home based on your every day household practices and products. As promised, today I will show you several ways to reduce the pollutants in your home.


 

 

4WAYSTOREDUCEAIRPOLLUTION-30

 

1- REDUCE INDOOR CHEMICAL POLLUTANT EXPOSURE
  • Switch out harsh, scented chemical cleaners and other household products for milder products free of artificial fragrance.
  • When completing various home projects like paint stripping, sanding or refinishing furniture, consider doing them outside.
  • Reduce use of chemically-fragranced candles and air fresheners. A study found that plug-in air fresheners can emit 20 different toxic chemicals.

 

2- ALLOW THE FRESH AIR IN
  • Provided you don’t live next to a chemical plant or the highway, as often as you can open windows and screen doors to allow fresh air inside.
  • Turn your fan on while allowing the fresh air in for greater circulation.
  • Be mindful of certain allergens in the air outside during the spring and fall like pollen and keep doors and windows closed during peak seasons.

 

3- KEEP YOUR HOME CLEAN AND DUST FREE
  • Chemicals that float in your air can accumulate in household dust. Regularly vacuuming, mopping and dusting will help keep this to a minimum.
  • Taking shoes off at the door will reduce dirt and chemicals tracked from outside.

 

4- USE HOUSEPLANTS IN YOUR DECOR

  • Plants naturally filter and purify the air by absorbing chemical pollutants.
  • Plants that are great air cleaners include aloe vera, english ivy, ficus, peace lilies, rubber, snake, spider and fig.
2 Comments
  1. Great post! Will be adding more plants to my home,:)

    • Thank you for reading Jessica. 😉 And great, glad you enjoyed and that you found something to help you in your quest for a healthier home.

Leave a Reply