Do you miss breathing in fresh air? There is something about clear, clean air that makes us crave it – the way it makes us feel and the energy it brings to our body. Unfortunately, it is something that most of us are not experiencing much these days.
This is because the outdoor air is polluted by smoke from factories and exhaust that comes from cars and trucks. Even the indoor air is not as clean as many of us think. In fact, the air inside the average home is four to five times more polluted than the outdoor air. Your home’s air might be making you sick if it is not clean. Learn if this is happening and find out what you should do about it.
How Your Home’s Air Can Make You Sick
Does your home’s air make your skin dry, your throat scratchy, and your eyes watery? These are symptoms of a condition called “sick building syndrome.” In poorly ventilated homes, people sometimes suffer from sick building syndrome as toxins easily accumulate in the air inside these homes.
While new advancements in technology are combining energy efficiency with proper ventilation and non-toxic materials, such architectural changes are slow and expensive to incorporate in the real estate market. However, since most of us spend our time in our homes, this issue is something that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible. Poor air quality inside homes and buildings has been linked to several conditions including digestive problems, eye, nose, and skin irritation, damage to the kidneys and liver, chronic health conditions, and dizziness.
What Should You Do About It?
If your home’s air is making you sick and you are experiencing the symptoms of sick building syndrome, it is imperative that you take action. There are a few simple steps that you can take to make your indoor air cleaner and fresher. These include:
Open your windows for at least half an hour every day. Make sure that exhaust fans are installed in the bathroom and kitchen.
·Use Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
Avoid using air fresheners and other commercially fragranced items. Discard all old containers and chemicals from inside your home. Keep your shoes outside the house and freshen up regularly with natural cleaning products. This will minimize the risk of odor and mold problems.
·Use an Air Purifier
No matter what you do, it is not possible to completely control indoor pollution on your own. This is why you should use an indoor air purifier to keep pollutants and toxins at bay.
·Make Sure There Is No Mold
Sometimes, mold spores can contribute to indoor air pollution and cause health issues. If your home’s air is making you sick, do not sit idle. Do the things we have listed above so that you can breathe in clean air and stay healthy and fresh.
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