Do you know that air pollution is not only happening outside but also in homes where air can be contaminated?
Internal air quality refers to air quality in and around buildings and structures especially in relation to the health and comfort of the occupants inside the building. If we can understand and control the common pollution that occurs in the home, it can help reduce the health risks that may occur to us.
As we all know, if ventilation is not enough in the home, the level of air pollution in the home can be increased. This is because in a closed place, air in the house cannot carry enough air from outside. This condition causes the air in the house to not carry the contaminated air out from the house.
There are two categories of air pollution at home:
- Particles include dust, pollen smoke, animal fur and also smoke (cigarette smoke, cooking and others).
- Gaseous pollutants caused by combustion processes such as gas from ac (air conditioner), cooking gas, paints, cleaning products, insecticides and more.
But here’s the 5 steps to improve indoor air pollution in your home:
Make sure the air conduction conditions in the house are good.
It is recommended to regularly open doors and windows of the house to allow clean air to enter the house. This is more important if your door is often closed and you often use ac in your home. Then the contaminated air inside the house cannot be removed if you don’t do so.
Reduce pollution sources
Encourage yourself to clean your home and identify items that can cause pollution. Avoid using aromatherapy candles, also known as scented candles, as it will produce gas that can cause certain diseases such as asthma, lung damage and the worst possible you may get cancer. Also you can avoid smoking in the house. You definitely do not want your family to get sick.
Put a plant or tree in the house
Among the trees that can be placed inside the house are Chinese Evergreen, Bamboo palm and Geranium plants. But be sure to be aware of the potential for allergy caused by the use of pesticides in the plant.
Choose a natural air freshener.
Some air fresheners have excess chemicals. Some of these air fresheners will cause the sore throat, a strong smell and dizziness. Alternatively, do you use natural air freshener such as lemon, pandan leaves and coffee powder. Definitely your house is scented.
Use the air purifier
The use of air filters is the capable of cleaning the air inside the house. It is also capable of filtering viruses and ensures you have a clean air inside the house.
As a conclusion, good indoor ventilation should always be maintained to ensure a good air quality that caters to your health and your family