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Taking Common Sense Action Against Indoor Air Pollutants

  • Apr 07, 2022
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Americans are becoming better educated about the dangers of poor quality indoor air, but improving the quality of that air isn’t an easy fix. There is no one thing that can be done to make the indoor air pollutants go away, and every home does not have the same threats. There are several important changes you can make that will bring about a significant improvement in your home’s air quality.

Most authorities agree that installing equipment like the Alen T300 Air Purifier can remove many of the pollutants in the air, but decreasing the causes of the air quality problem makes an air purifier more efficient. Many of the actions that can be taken to improve your air quality are based on a common-sense approach.

Many homes have mold and mildew buildup due to moisture problems, but people often attack the problems the wrong way. Unlike some other unhealthy contaminants in the air, mold is not odorless. Removing mold can be a slow process, and some people decide to spray air fresheners to mask the smell.

This is like pouring gas on fire because most air fresheners produce harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in addition to the mold problem, which doesn’t go away just because you don’t smell it. It is important to first identify the cause of the mold and mildew, remove the mold and mildew, and remedy the cause.

Simple Steps to Take for Improving Your Air Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that at least 3,000 new cases of cancer are caused by air pollutants each year in the United States. That doesn’t take into consideration the sicknesses caused by air pollutants, but it does send out a warning about the urgency of the problem. Here are five things you can do to make a vast improvement in your indoor air quality.

1. Consider getting a product that will filter your air and catch the smallest of the air pollutants. The Alen A350 review will reveal what it takes to remove the majority of pollutants in your home.

2. The inside of your ductwork gets dirty just like everything else. You can find a service that will clean ducts with the help of a rotating brush that knocks the accumulated dust and allergens loose and sucks them out through an attached hose. After cleaning, an anti-microbial spray is applied to the inside of the ducts to inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, and/or protozoa.

3. One of the simplest things to do for better air quality is to invest in some houseplants. Three of the best plants for this purpose are Boston ferns, aloe Vera, and philodendrons. Plants do more than clean the air; they look great, too. The little bit of care that plants require in return for cleaning the air makes them a wise investment.

4. Move all chemicals outside of the home and store them where there is plenty of air circulation. Any chemicals that you don’t really need should be disposed of properly. There may be occasions when you need chemicals in the home, but usage should be kept to a minimum.

5. Look for alternative cleaners that don’t contain VOCs. These should be marked on the product labels. Natural cleaners such as vinegar, baking soda, and cream of tartar should be used in replacement of the hazardous ones you use now.

Being aware of the dangers of poor air quality is not enough. It is what we do to remedy the problem that counts, and the place to start is with an air purifier, some houseplants, and elimination and/or controlled usage of chemical-based products.


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Nigella Lawson By, Nigella Lawson
Nigella Lawson is the daughter of former Conservative cabinet minister Nigel Lawson (now Lord Lawson) and the late Vanessa Salmon, socialite and heir to the Lyons Corner House empire, who died of liver cancer in 1985. Lawson attended Godolphin and Latymer School and Westminster School before graduating from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, with a degree in Medieval and Modern Languages.
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