Improving your indoor air quality
It’s crucial to make sure that the air you breathe in daily is as pure as possible, as polluted indoor air is linked to a wide range of health risks, including cancer, asthma, and cardiac and lung conditions. Luckily, there are steps you can take to decrease the amount of air pollution and improve air quality inside – and by taking these, you’ll be making a solid investment in your health.
It can be hard to know whether your indoor air is posing a health risk or not, but by ventilating your space, avoiding products with known toxins, and preventing condensation build up, you’re certain to boost the purity of your indoor air. Cooking and heating with electric and gas, instead of wood or coal burning stoves and fixing leaks and water damage will also be highly beneficial, as will keeping your space at a temperature of between 18-21 degrees in winter, which will help prevent dampness.
To be sure of the quality of the air in your home, you could also purchase an air sensor, which will measure VOCs and Carbon dioxide, humidity, air temperature, and levels of particulate matter (PM).
Indoor air pollution levels are getting worse and the effects are serious – but by taking these small measures to tweak air pollution levels in your living space, you can make a big difference, both in the short-term and over time.