Dec 29, 2020

Improve your indoor air quality

With so many pollutants in our home, what’s the best way to improve your indoor air quality? Opening your windows for fresh air isn’t the most feasible option in the winter. Many healthcare organizations promote healthy, easy remedies to freshen the air in your home during the coldest months of the year.
Houseplants and blooming potted plants help fight pollution indoors. Research shows that some remove formaldehyde from the air, while others do a better job removing chemicals like benzene. The University of Minnesota Extension lists a variety of house plants on its website that help combat indoor pollution.
Make your home a smoke-free zone.

Know the products you are bringing in. Some furniture is made with materials that off-gas toxic chemicals. Others are finished with products that off-gas. Adhesives, pets, stains, manufactured wood, artificial fragrances, and many more should be carefully considered  before you bring them inside your home.

Test your home for radon, an invisible gas that causes lung cancer. Every home should be tested as radon may be found in any home. If your home has high radon levels, you can fix the problem with a radon mitigation system.
Keep humidity levels under 50 percent. Use a dehumidifier or air conditioner as needed, and clean equipment regularly to prevent additional pollution.

Fix all leaks and drips in your home. Standing water and high humidity encourage the growth of mold and other pollutants.
Avoid burning wood because it pollutes the air indoors and out.
Don't use scented candles or fragrances to cover odors. Essential oil diffusers are better.

Ditch toxic cleaning products.  Baking soda, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide clean everything without toxicity to you!Make your home a toxic free zone.