How to keep your indoor air fresh this spring
Spending much more time inside means some of us may be feeling the negative effects of indoor air pollution. Here’s how to keep things fresh at home.
Whether you have seasonal allergies or just worry about your family’s wellbeing, you may be considering what everyday actions you could take to reduce air pollution and keep the air cleaner in your home? Take a look at some easy ways to keep the air in your home fresh, courtesy of Blueair.
Keep air flowing
Open the window – your indoor air is up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside, so natural ventilation is key.
Be careful of scents
Avoid scented candles and incense from non-natural sources – they may smell tempting but toxins from paraffin candles are the same as those in diesel fumes. If you really can’t give up your scented candles, opt for those made from natural ingredients. They are better for the environment and better for you.
Remember to clean
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Vacuum frequently and regularly wash bedding and other textiles. Reduce or remove carpets, which trap unhealthy particles such as dirt, fungi and dust mites. Avoid unnecessary chemicals – use natural cleaning products instead. There are so many fantastic brands available that are doing the environment and our homes a lot of good.
Cut down on the use of perfume and hair spray, or opt for natural, organic ingredients where possible. Wash new clothes before use to reduce the amount of chemicals that are released into the air as they cling to the fabric during production.
Invest in an air purifier
Put an air purifier in the rooms where you spend most of your time so you are breathing in purified and less harmful air. An air purifier works by filtering the allergens and irritants in the air and in return pumps out much healthier air for you and your family to breathe in.
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