Breathe It In
June 1, 2018
The quality of the air you breathe, both in your home and outdoors, can affect your health and the health of those you love. It’s a sad fact that upper respiratory disease is the third highest cause of death in Pima County. There are many contributing factors but the good news is that you can do your best to make sure your home is healthy.
Long term exposure to low levels of pollutants and contaminants can have lasting health effects, like allergy flare ups and respiratory issues, as they reduce the amount of oxygen in air.
Ready for the good news? The build-up of pollutants and contaminants in your home can often be attributed to things that can be improved like inadequate ventilation, filtration and pressure management. Some companies do testing to assess and resolve indoor air quality issues in your home. If air quality is a concern you may want to consider having your home tested. Do your homework and hire qualified company that utilizes the latest science and technology to proper industry standards and guidelines by recognized organizations.
The best way to keep air clean in your home is to keep your home clean using non-toxic cleaners! Sweeping, dusting and especially vacuuming regularly will help trap particles that are best kept out of your system.
Change your air filters regularly the keep incoming air fresh. When outdoor pollutants are high, keep the windows closed and let your air filtration system do the work. Add some natural air filters to your home with air-filtering plants, like English Ivy, Peace Lilies or Snake Plants – good for the lungs and easy on the eyes! Just don’t forget to add watering to your chore list.
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