Take a deep breath – do you feel the toxins, pollutants, and dirt that exist in the indoor air of your home? Probably not, but they exist.
In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency released a statement that “indoor air pollution is one of our biggest environmental health threats … bigger than toxic wastes sites and the destruction of the ozone layer.”
Because people spend 90% of their time indoors, it’s important to maintain a clean air system throughout your entire home. You wouldn’t subject your family to toxins and pollutants that you can touch and feel – why should the air in your home be any different?
The Effects of Indoor Air Pollution to Your Health
Indoor air pollution has been consistently named among the top 5 environmental risks to public health by the EPA and its Science Advisory Board. For most scientists and medical professionals, it is difficult to come up with another problem that affects more people than indoor air pollution. For instance, 10% of colds are caught outdoors while 90% are caught indoors.
Here are few ways you can reduceindoor air pollution:
- Install an electronic air cleaner that extracts 30 times as much as ordinary dust filters. The best part, electronic air cleaners only need to be cleaned once a year.
- Install adequate ventilation through the bathroom, basement and attics.
- Have your air tested for things you may not see or smell. Contact a professional today for an in-home air analysis.
- Reduce indoor chemical use by choosing organic cleaning products for your home.
- Try a sophisticated furnace filter rather than a traditional one to clean the air. A sophisticated filter is designed to extract up to five times as many particles as traditional filters.
- Reduce pollution naturally with houseplants. Try a Boston fern, spider plant, English ivy, areca palm, or peace lily to effective reduce air pollution and add a bit of green to any home décor.