4. Invest in an air-purifier
No matter how scrupulous your cleaning routine is, you’ll find it hard to get rid of all dust particles, as some are so tiny, you’d need a microscope to spot them. Just because they’re small, it doesn’t mean they can’t contribute to lung and airway irritation though, which is where an air purifier can help out.
Good quality air purifiers suck in dirty air and filter it before releasing and circulating cleaner air. They will trap tiny dust and pollen particles and some will also release negative ions that can help to neutralise viruses and bacteria. If you’re a hay fever sufferer, an air purifier could be your new best friend, as they’ll filter out those microscopic particles of pollen that contribute to your runny nose, watery eyes and itching.
One year long controlled study conducted on 30 adult asthmatics who lived with an indoor cat or dog but had allergies to their pet, discovered that air purifiers significantly improved outcomes in the group that used them.
Purifiers can significantly enhance indoor air quality and reduce the pollution levels that increase the risk of serious disorders – but it’s important to purchase a high quality one, preferably with a HEPA filter. A HEPA filter will use mechanical filtration to remove particles as small as 1/83,000 of an inch and will have a minimum 99.97% efficiency rating. The latest models should also come with an LCD screen to let you know your air purity, or a LED that will flash green to notify you when you are breathing clean air.
The SilentNight Air Purifier with HEPA filter and negative ioniser is an affordable way to boost the air quality in your living space and will remove 99% of airborne allergens, including smoke, pet hair and pollen.